A brand new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is lengthy overdue. The beloved movie franchise, based mostly on Walt Disney’s theme park attraction of the identical identify, launched with 2003’s The Curse of the Black Pearl starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Kiera Knightley. The Oscar-nominated film was adopted by 4 extra movies: 2006’s Useless Man’s Chest, 2007’s At World’s Finish, 2011’s On Stranger Tides, and 2017’s Useless Males Inform No Tales. In whole, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide on the field workplace and is the 14th highest-grossing movie collection ever.
A sixth movie has been in improvement since 2017, however plans had been stalled due partly to Johnny’s defamation trial in opposition to his ex-wife, Amber Heard. A female-led spinoff film with Margot Robbie because the lead star was within the works at Disney, however the actress revealed that the venture is now not occurring in November 2022. We’ve rounded up every part you have to know concerning the reboot movie and Johnny’s future within the franchise beneath.
All Concerning the Reboot
The reboot movie was first introduced in June 2020. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced all of the Pirates films up to now, confirmed in an interview with The Sunday Instances in Might 2022 that they had been nonetheless engaged on the screenplay for the reboot. Jerry by no means shared the official title or plot particulars, however he did verify that they had been “speaking” to Margot concerning the plans.
Johnny Depp’s Exit
Johnny’s future within the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was threatened when his ex-wife, Amber Heard, accused him of home abuse in an op-ed revealed by the Washington Submit in December 2018. On the time, Johnny was set to star within the sixth movie with Joachim Ronning directing, and Ted Elliott and Craig Mazin as screenwriters. However Johnny wasn’t supplied many roles, he was compelled to resign from the Improbable Beasts franchise at Warner Bros behest, and finally, Disney reduce ties with him on the movie. Throughout the defamation trial, which started April 11, Johnny’s agent Jack Whigham claimed that the actor was set to earn over $22 million for Pirates of the Caribbean 6 till Disney abruptly went “in a distinct route” after Amber’s article was revealed.
Johnny confirmed throughout his testimony that he’d by no means return to the movie franchise irrespective of how a lot he’d receives a commission. He did, nevertheless, share that he initially needed to do Pirates of the Caribbean 6 to provide his character Captain Jack Sparrow a “correct goodbye.” Though Johnny was let go from the movies, Disney nonetheless featured Jack Sparrow at their theme parks. Johnny stated in court docket that Disney “didn’t need there to be one thing trailing behind [Depp] that they’d discover.” Johnny received the defamation trial on June 1.
Within the Sunday Instances interview, Jerry was requested about Johnny’s potential return to the Pirates franchise. “Not at this level. The longer term is but to be determined,” he stated. Followers reacted poorly to that and threatened to boycott the franchise with out Johnny. “And I verify that nobody goes to observe a Pirates Of The Caribbean film with out Johnny Depp,” one fan tweeted. One other stated, “Nobody will ever substitute johnny depp as captain jack sparrow, he MADE pirates of the caribbean.”
Margot Robbie Was Supposed To Be The New Lead
Margot’s attachment to the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot movie was introduced in June 2020 by way of The Hollywood Reporter. The report stated that the Pirates film wouldn’t be a derivative of the common franchise, “however fairly a completely unique story with new characters.” Jerry confirmed in The Sunday Instances interview that Margot continues to be connected to the venture. “We’re speaking to Margot Robbie. We’re growing two Pirates scripts — one together with her, one with out,” he stated. Margot by no means publicly addressed her involvement within the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise till November 2022, when she revealed that the spinoff is now not occurring.
“We had an thought and we had been growing it for some time, ages in the past, to have extra of a female-led — not completely female-led, however only a completely different type of story — which we thought would’ve been actually cool,” she instructed Vainness Honest. “However I assume they don’t wish to do it.”
The truth that Margot’s spinoff is useless would possibly imply that Johnny is returning to the franchise. He’s had a ton of public assist ever since he received the defamation trial in opposition to Amber on June 1.
Extra About The ‘Pirates’ Reboot
British screenwriter Christina Hodson, who labored on 2020’s Birds of Prey with Margot, was presupposed to be engaged on the rebooted Pirates film. Jerry was going to be the principle producer. The now-canceled film was presupposed to be female-led, so followers had been actually hoping that Keira Knightley would return as Elizabeth Swann alongside Orlando Bloom, who performs Elizabeth’s husband, Will Turner. Nonetheless, the pair didn’t star within the fourth movie and solely briefly appeared within the fifth movie. We’ll proceed to maintain you up to date on the way forward for Pirates of the Caribbean.