Margot Robbie’s Pirates Of The Caribbean movie no longer happening

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Announced back in 2020, the Margot Robbie-headlined Pirates Of The Caribbean film will has been dropped by Disney.

The Pirates of the Caribbean project led by Margot Robbie is no longer happening according to the star, with Robbie herself saying that ultimately, Disney just ‘don’t want to do it.’

Announced back in 2020 as a separate, female-led take on the franchise, the project was set to star Robbie and be penned by Birds Of Prey scribe, Christina Hodson.

However, whilst chatting to Vanity Fair about the upcoming Damian Chazelle movie, Babylon, Robbie confirmed that the project was officially dead, stating “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 still has plenty of major projects in the pipeline, even with the loss of the Pirates project. Next year will see her feature in the aforementioned Babylon and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, not to mention the Ocean’s Eleven prequel that is currently in pre-production.

As for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, as far as we know there is still a reboot project ongoing with Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin working on that. He’s penning a script alongside Ted Elliott, who co-wrote the original Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. Perhaps Disney decided it didn’t want competing projects dividing audience appetite but whatever the reason, we’re interested to see who the studio is looking to make the new face of the series, especially given that movie stars don’t come much bigger than Margot Robbie. We’ll let you know more on that one as we hear it.

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