Margot Robbie for female-led Pirates of the Caribbean

Lawrence Kim
June 30, 2020

The concept of the film was presented to the franchise's insider and story writer, Ted Elliott in the month of October previous year.

Deadline confirmed the talks for the project, which would be a stand-alone film in the Pirates franchise rather than a spinoff or a sequel, according to THR, which first reported the news today. She would follow it up with Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), the Robbie-led Suicide Squad spinoff that hit theaters earlier this year which, though receiving generally positive reviews from critics and audiences, did fall short of its break-even point at the box office, and is now attached as the writer for DCEU's The Flash and Batgirl. Whatever role Robbie plays and how she chooses to play it, this film just got bumped to the top of my list of most anticipated movies.

Jerry Bruckheimer is set to produce the new Pirates film. Either way, after years of inactivity, there are now two Pirates of the Caribbean movies in development.

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea... including him. The Pirates films have so far managed to rake in 650 million dollars worldwide at the box office.

The Hollywood Reporter says they have brought in Margot Robbie to star in a "female-fronted" Pirates movie, written by Christina Hodson, who did the screenplay for Robbie's Birds of Prey.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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