Margot Robbie's 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movie Scrapped at Disney

Margot Robbie revealed that Disney has parted ways with a previously-planned Pirates of the Caribbean spin-off film that saw the actress reunite with Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson, according to a new Vanity Fair interview.

“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,” Robbie told the outlet about the proposed project with Disney. “But I guess they don’t want to do it.”

Hypebeast reported in June 2020 that Robbie was set to star in the stand-alone, female-led Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Variety had confirmed that Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced all five Pirates films starring Johnny Depp, was on board the new project.

The now-scrapped film did not plan on centering Depp's Jack Sparrow; instead, it aimed to introduce new characters inspired by the long-running Pirates ride at Disneyland, under the franchise banner. Notably, the franchise's previous movies grossed $1.5 billion USD domestically and $3.07 billion USD globally.

Looking ahead, Robbie will next appear in Damien Chazelle's Babylon, alongside Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Jean Smart.

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