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Margot Robbie confirms her female-led Pirates of the Caribbean film Axed by Disney -Newzflash

Margot Robbie has confirmed that her all-female Pirates of the Caribbean spin-off movie is dead at Disney. Speaking to Vanity Fair , The Suicide Squad star revealed that she had been working on the idea for a while now with Bird of Prey writer Christina Hodson, although it now appears to have been cancelled. Variety reported in 2020 that the project was in early development at Disney and that Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the Johnny Depp-led Pirates films, was attached to produce the spin-off film.

“We had an idea and we developed it a while ago, ages ago, to have more of a female-led — not quite female-led, but just a different kind of story — that we thought would have been really cool , but I guess [Disney] don’t want to do it,” Robbie told Vanity Fair. The film was intended as an original story with new characters, while Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and franchise veteran Ted Elliot focused on a separate reboot film. The fate of both projects is unclear now. Back in May, producer Bruckheimer confirmed in an interview that both films were still in development and that Depp is not involved in the future of the franchise, despite what the rumors might suggest – following the latter’s lawsuit.

“Yes. We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We’re developing two Pirates scripts—one with her, one without,” Bruckheimer told Britain’s The Sunday Times (via Variety ) in May.[Will Depp be back?] Not at this time. The future is not yet decided.”

While the original Pirates of the Caribbean films put Depp’s Captain Jacksparrow at the base, it also left plenty of room for the governor’s daughter Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) to grow. For a fantasy genre film at the time, rivaling the male-centric Lord of the Rings trilogy, the swashbuckling series transformed her from a damsel in distress to being chosen as Pirate King. Disney’s decision to scrap Robbie’s idea for a female-led Pirates movie feels like a missed opportunity, as the Gore Verbinski-directed trilogy (five in all) pointed to a promising future for the idea.

All five Pirates of the Caribbean films have grossed over $650 million (approx. Rs. 5,300 crore) worldwide, with The Dead Man’s Chest (2006) and On Stranger Tides (2011) breaking $1 billion (approx. Rs. 8,100 crore ).

Meanwhile, Robbie will next be seen in Babylon, Damien Chazelle’s (La La Land) upcoming Old Hollywood opus, which is set for worldwide release on January 6, 2023. The Oscar nominee will also star in and produce a new Ocean’s Eleven film, described as a prequel to the franchise, set in Europe’s swinging sixties.


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