Pirates of the Caribbean: Margot Robbie’s Female Led Movie No More?

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Movie Is Dead at Disney: ‘I Guess They Don’t Want to Do It’

Australian actress Margot Robbie arrives for the Wall Street Journal Magazine 2022 Innovator awards at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City on November 2, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Oscar nominee Margot Robbie said in new Vanity Fair cover story that her female-led Pirates of the Caribbean movie is dead at Disney.

It was announced in June 2020 that Oscar nominee Robbie would be the star of a new “Pirates of Caribbean” movie at Disney written by her “Birds of Prey” screenwriter Christina Hodson.

“We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, ages ago, to have more of a female-led — not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story — which we thought would’ve been really cool,” Robbie told Vanity Fair about her intended “Pirates” movie with Disney. “But I guess they don’t want to do it.”

Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced all five “Pirates” movies starring Johnny Depp, was attached to both projects at the time.

In interview with The Sunday Times in May, Bruckheimer said that both films remained in development. The mega-producer also confirmed that the future of the “Pirates” franchise does not currently have Johnny Depp involved despite rumors touting his return.

“We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts — one with her, one without,” Bruckheimer said when asked about the future of the “Pirates” franchise. “Will Depp be back? Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.”

The previous “Pirates” movies, all starring Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, grossed $1.5 billion domestically and $3.07 billion internationally, with the American market representing a progressively smaller share.

The domestic total for 2017’s “Dead Men Tell No Tales” hit $172 million, while foreign markets delivered $622 million.

All five “Pirates” films have grossed more than $650 million worldwide, with “Dead Man’s Chest” and “On Stranger Tides” both topping the $1 billion mark.