It’s been revealed that Margot Robbie will re-team with Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson to make an ‘all-female’ Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
This news was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter and I’ve already noticed that people on Twitter don’t seem to be all that happy with it.
However, looking into it further, it seems like Disney is very keen on stressing that this will be separate from the Johnny Depp Pirates movies.
So, it looks like this Margot Robbie Pirates movie will very very much its own thing.
It won’t be replacing the other movies.
However, there’s also an upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean reboot.
That movie is being written by ed Elliott and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.
So, this means they’ll be two Pirates franchises running alongside one another.
Margot Robbie is going to star in an all-female version of Pirates of the Caribbean
I’m going to be honest here, this whole thing seems to be rather confusing to me.
It’s claimed that this Robbie and Hodson Pirates movie will not be a spinoff of the Depp Pirates movies.
The Hollywood Reporter’s article on this claims that, “the project, in early development, is not intended to be a spinoff of the long-running franchise that had pirate Jack Sparrow at its centre, but rather a wholly original story with new characters under the Pirates moniker, itself inspired by the long-running attraction at Disneyland.”
So, my question is, what is this movie exactly?
Is this a new Pirates franchise which will be completely separate from the previous movies?
It does seem as though that’s what it’ll be, which means it won’t be set in that same Pirates universe.
I’m not a huge fan of these ‘all-female’ reboots of popular movie franchises.
So far, they haven’t worked. The movie that came the closest was Ocean’s Eight, which I actually enjoyed.
Yet, they tend to get fans riled up and then it all becomes a bit of a mess.
What do you make of this news?
Do you think there should be an all-female Pirates of the Caribbean movie starring Margot Robbie?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.