Pirates of the Caribbean canceled – Disney’s Ax reboot
Pirates of the Caribbean fans have only received brief updates on the series in recent years. The last film, 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, marked Johnny Depp’s final appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow before Disney fired him. Margot Robbie has since revealed the next step in the series, but she just delivered some bad news.
Robbie has now spoken out about the future of the swashbuckling franchise.
She revealed that her upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is now “dead.”
She said: “We had an idea and were developing it for a while, a long time ago, to have a more female-led story, not entirely female-led, but just a different kind of story, which we thought would have been really cool. “
The Harley Quinn star revealed in 2020 that she would be making a Pirates movie that featured “a lot of girl power.”
Robbie went on to confirm that the film was being written by Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson.
She said, “No, it’s too early to talk about that. I love Christina, obviously. I’m not a producer on Pirates, so I’ll just sit back and wait for the process.”
She added: “We’re very, very excited at the prospect of obviously adding a very key female element to that world.”
However, he revealed this week that Disney has scrapped the upcoming project.
Robbie said of the House of Mouse, “I guess they don’t want to do it.” (via Vanity Fair)
With the Pirates of the Caribbean version of Robbie now enhanced, the future of the series is a complete mystery.
The latest film in the franchise left a big window open for future sequels, as it reintroduced the characters played by Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley (Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan, respectively).
Unfortunately, due to Depp’s unexpected departure from the series, there doesn’t appear to be any movement to continue this epic story in the near future.
Disney reportedly dumped Depp in 2018 after his ex-wife, Amber Heard, wrote an op-ed accusing him of domestic abuse.
After that, the couple became involved in an extremely public court battle over slander and defamation.
During court proceedings, the Edward Scissorhands actor was asked if he would ever return to the franchise.
The lawyer questioned him: “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing in the world would allow you to work with Disney again on a Pirates of the Caribbean movie.” Right?”
Depp confirmed: “That is true, Mr. Rottenborn.”
Despite Depp’s departure from the series, his fans continue to staunchly defend him while demanding that Disney reinstate him as Jack Sparrow.
Shortly after his departure, fans started a petition for him to return to the film series. It’s titled “We Want JOHNNY DEPP Back As CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW.”
At the time of writing, it has nearly 879,000 signatures from passionate fans.
The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are now available to watch on Disney Plus.
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