Margot Robbie’s Pirates Movie Not Canceled After All?

By Matthew Creith | Published

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Actor Margot Robbie is coming off of stellar performances in the DC Universe as Harley Quinn, as well as a potential Academy Award nomination for her upcoming film Babylon. While the Australian performer is well-known for handling large-scale franchises, like she will be doing with next year’s Barbie, Margot Robbie is looking to take on the Pirates of the Caribbean. According to a report by Collider, the movie that was once considered dead in the water might have some life breathed back into it after all, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirming it’s a possibility.

Margot Robbie has been eyeing the lead in a female-led Pirates of the Caribbean film, but the project was confirmed by Robbie to be scrapped last month. Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the franchise, talked to Collider and noted that he believed a screenplay for the new movie will come about at some point. He went on to say that, “We developed two different stories for Pirates and the other one’s going forward first, so that’s what we’re working on, to try to get that one made.”

The Pirates of the Caribbean story that will be going first is the sixth installment to the franchise, and might star Johnny Depp in a reprisal of his famous role as Captain Jack Sparrow. Very little is currently known about that project, other than the fact that screenwriter Ted Elliott has been tapped to take on the script, just as he did for several of the other films in the franchise. As for Margot Robbie’s Pirates of the Caribbean story, Robbie might have to wait until the dust clears on this sixth film instead.

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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The Wolf of Wall Street star has been focused lately on a number of other projects, including the aforementioned Barbie directed by Greta Gerwig and costarring Ryan Gosling. The film is a live-action adaptation of the popular Mattel doll, and will feature a large ensemble cast when it is released theatrically on July 21, 2023.

Even though audiences might not see Margot Robbie play a pirate in a female-led Pirates of the Caribbean movie soon, the film appears to still be in consideration after the sixth movie in the franchise sets sail. Robbie has also had her eye on an Ocean’s Eleven film as well, and the actor continues to surprise audiences with her award worthy performances on the big screen. After Barbie releases next year, Robbie will be featured as part of the large ensemble cast of director Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, which will include performances from famous faces like Tilda Swinton, Tom Hanks, Adrien Brody, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, and Hong Chau.