I first reported back in August 2018 that Disney was looking to kick the tires of the Pirates franchise for a sixth untitled installment which could possibly move away from Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. Disney then hired a handful of screenwriters to tackle Pirates of The Caribbean 6 which was said to be a reboot. Most recently writers Ted Elliott and Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, The Last of Us) had been hired by the studio to work on the project’s script.
Over the summer it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that Aussie actress Margot Robbie and her Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson might be reuniting for a second Pirates project that would see Robbie attached for the lead role.
This week Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) is making the press rounds to promote her upcoming film Dreamland and while speaking with Josh Horowitz on his podcast Happy Sad Confused revealed Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl is one of her comfort films along with a brief comment on the report she is being considered for a role in a new movie from Disney.
HOROWITZ: There is talk you may be involved with a future Pirates film…
ROBBIE: “Wait and see. Early days, early days, I shan’t say anymore.”
Margot also revealed to Collider that she will not be producing the film and that while development seems to be happening at the moment, it doesn’t sound like a done deal at Disney.
ROBBIE: “A lot of girl power. No, it’s too early to talk about it…I’m not a producer on Pirates so I’ll sit back and wait for the process…I don’t have to stress about it. But no, we’re really excited about the prospect of adding, obviously, a very key female element to that world.”
If you’re not familiar with updates at theme parks concerning Pirates of The Caribbean they’ve revamped the character Redd, who is now a female pirate at the park. Redd is not only part of the ride but also had her own park character as well. She seems like a strong contender for the role that Disney is looking place Robbie in.
Johnny Depp was recently forcibly removed from the Fantastic Beasts franchise by Warner Bros. and could possibly be replaced with Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Hannibal, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). There has been expectations that Johnny will not reprise the iconic pirate in either of these two projects but hasn’t been made official.
SOURCE: HAPPY SAD CONFUSED PODCAST & COLLIDER