Margot Robbie admits that Disney is no longer interested in her Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and Johnny Depp might return as Jack Sparrow.
Johnny Depp has battled hard and been vindicated in court, so he can once again stand at the pinnacle of Hollywood success. After apparently passing down Australia’s Margot Robbie’s reimagining of Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney may have given the go ahead to a film starring Depp as Jack Sparrow.
The Mouse House seemed determined to continue the Pirates of the Caribbean film series sans Johnny Depp’s iconic Captain Jack Sparrow. An all-female remake of the film series based on the classic Disney attraction reportedly casts Margot Robbie in his stead.
Thousands of fans were hoping to see Depp return to the job he lost after his insane c-list celebrity ex assaulted and defamed him, but after a jury of his peers unanimously held his ex-wife, Amber Heard, guilty for defamation, vindicating the wronged actor in the process, their hopes were dashed.
A Disney insider claims that the company has already written a script for a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie with Depp in the lead role of Jack Sparrow and is prepared to offer him a USD$301 million contract to ensure his return to the franchise.
Disney hasn’t denied reports that they want Depp back in his iconic role, despite an associate of Depp’s saying they never got such an offer.
It appears that a deal has been made, as Disney has passed over the much sought-after A-list actress Margot Robbie in favour of Johnny Depp reprising his role.
Margot Robbie’s Pirates film cancelled!
In a recent cover story for Vanity Fair, Margot Robbie revealed that Disney has officially cancelled her proposed female-led “Pirates of the Caribbean” film. The studio has been contacted by Variety for comment. In June of 2020, it was announced that Christina Hodson, Robbie’s “Birds of Prey” screenwriter, will be penning a new “Pirates of Caribbean” film for Disney, with Robbie in the lead role.
“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,” Robbie revealed in her interview.
Disney and Depp sign deal?!
If Disney were to decide to cancel a movie that already has a high-profile cast and is in production—something other than a Jack Sparrow comeback, for argument’s sake—it would have to be for a very good reason.
In the summer of 2020, Variety claimed that Disney was developing both Robbie’s “Pirates” film and a second reboot scripted by franchise veteran Ted Elliott and “Chernobyl” director Craig Mazin. Both new projects had Jerry Bruckheimer associated to them at the time, who had produced all five “Pirates of the Caribbean” films starring Johnny Depp.
Is it one of Disney’s best kept secrets that Jonny Depp will reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in a next Pirates of the Caribbean film?
You can bet your bottom dollar that, assuming for the sake of argument that this actually did take place, the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film will undoubtedly be a huge commercial success.