Margot Robbie says her ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ spinoff was canceled by Disney


It’s not a pirate’s life for Margot Robbie in any case. The Oscar nominee stated the “Pirates of the Caribbean” spinoff wherein she was set to star has been canceled.

Robbie stated work had stopped on the deliberate “Pirates” movie as a result of Disney didn’t wish to transfer ahead with it, based on her Vanity Fair cover story. She’d been engaged on the movie with author Christina Hodson, who penned the script for Robbie’s Harley Quinn flick, “Birds of Prey.”

“We had an concept and we had been growing it for some time, ages in the past, to have extra of a female-led – not completely female-led, however only a completely different type of story – which we thought would’ve been actually cool, however I suppose they don’t wish to do it,” Robbie stated, referring to Disney.

Robbie and Hodson had been first connected to the challenge in June 2020, certainly one of two deliberate “Pirates” movies, the Hollywood Reporter said on the time. The movie collection’ producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed Robbie’s involvement as not too long ago as Might of this yr.

The unique “Pirates” movie collection was loosely impressed by the Disney theme park journey of the identical title and starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp starred in all 5, with Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush in supporting roles. The movies grossed greater than $4.52 billion worldwide, per CNBC, making it one of the crucial profitable movie franchises of all time.

However opinions bought progressively colder because the collection went on, and as Depp’s public reputation suffered, so did the potential for future movies starring Sparrow.

A reboot of the collection (separate from the canceled Robbie-starring spinoff) has been in growth since 2019, with authentic collection screenwriter Ted Elliott and HBO’s “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin. Bruckheimer told the Instances this yr that Depp would probably not star in future “Pirates” movies, although the “future is but to be determined.”

Robbie, in the meantime, is main one other studio tentpole: Subsequent yr’s extremely anticipated “Barbie” adaptation, directed by Greta Gerwig. She’s additionally set to star in an “Ocean’s Eleven” prequel that can reportedly additionally star Ryan Gosling.

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