It’s been revealed that Margot Robbie’s Pirates Of The Caribbean movie has been cancelled by Disney, which doesn’t surprise me. This was revealed by Robbie herself during a recent interview with Vanity Fair, and I have to say that it’s probably a good decision for both Disney and Robbie. I’ll explain why in a second.
So, it had been revealed that there were plans to make a Pirates Of The Caribbean movie with Margot Robbie in the lead role. The film’s script had been written by Birds Of Prey and The Flash writer, Christina Hodson. The idea for this movie was not to do a formal spin-off but rather a separate origin story with new characters. This movie was going to be separate from the Johnny Depp Pirates movies, and it really wasn’t a very popular idea amongst Depp and Pirates fans. It seems as though they all wanted more of Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow.
Margot Robbie’s Pirates Of The Caribbean movies has been cancelled
Here’s what Robbie has to say when she was asked how her Pirates movie was coming along:
We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, ages ago, to have more of a female-led — not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story — which we thought would’ve been really cool, but I guess they don’t want to do it,
So, as Robbie put it, it sounds as though her Pirates movie is “dead in the water”. This means that Disney is no longer interested in making this movie, and I think I know why. This all comes after Johnny Depp won his defamation case against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. This changed a lot of things for Hollywood. Many studios didn’t want to touch Depp because of the whole Heard situation. His ex-wife has accused the actor of domestic abuse. However, Depp sued Heard for libel after she published an article in the Washington Post in which she claimed that he had been a victim of domestic abuse whilst she was married to Depp.
‘Dead in the water’
The jury found that there was no evidence that Heard had been a victim of domestic abuse whilst she was married to the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor and awarded Depp $15 million in damages. This was a huge win for Depp and a massive loss for Heard, who has since fled to Spain. Depp’s win also meant that studios are now interested in working with him again.
One of those studios seems to be Disney, and I think they might be looking at trying to convince him to make another Pirates Of The Caribbean movie. This comes after Depp claimed that he would never work with Disney again after the way the studio treated him over the whole Amber Heard debacle.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this develops moving forward, and I cannot wait to see what Depp does next. As for Robbie, she’s also got so many projects in the pipeline at the moment that I wonder whether she might have just been too busy to also work on a Pirates movie.
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