Margot Robbie for female-led Pirates of the Caribbean

Carla Harmon
June 29, 2020

This would be separate from the Pirates reboot that emerged last fall with Emmy-winning Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Ted Elliott, who co-wrote the first four Pirates films, crafting a story for a new movie.

Longtime Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer is attached to produce this new Robbie/Hodson project.


The actress is reuniting with Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which will be a separate project from the reboot now being devised by Pirates writer Ted Elliott and Chernobyl's award-winning creator Craig Mazin. Margot Robbie has been tapped to take a leading role, but it's in an entirely different movie than those showcasing Captain Jack. Depp, however, was reported to be finished with the franchise back in 2018, after the fifth film in the series, Dead Men Tell No Tales, became both a critical and commercial failure, managing a total of $794.8 million worldwide, making it the lowest-grossing film in the Disney franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there is a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie being developed. Reports say this will not be a "spin-off" or a direct sequel to the Jack Sparrow-led films of the past.


A new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is reportedly in the works withBirds of Prey star Margot Robbie and screenwriter Christina Hodson teaming up once again for the film.

Rumours of a new Pirates film had surfaced earlier in May, with rumours of Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan being eyed for the lead role.


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