Margot Robbie In Pirates Of The Caribbean Six
Since Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's court battle began, the actor has been dropped from numerous high-profile projects, including Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Now, producer Jack Bruckheimer has talked about the future of the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film during his latest interview with The Sunday Times. While doing so, he divulged the news that a script with Margot Robbie in the lead role is in the pipeline.
There are now two screenplays in development, one with Margot Robbie in the starring role and the other without, according to producer Bruckheimer.
Robbie may or may not play the lead in the next film, which has not yet been announced. Furthermore, little is known about her character's backstory at this time. In order to confirm the rumors that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will have a female protagonist, Bruckheimer stated: "Yes. We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts, one with her, one without."
There appears to be little chance that Johnny Depp will reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, Bruckheimer said at the time of the interview. However, he acknowledged that the sixth installment's future is still up in the air. In response to this, Bruckheimer responded, "Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided."
Important to note is that Johnny Depp has stated that he will no longer work with Disney on Pirates of the Caribbean 6 as part of his ongoing defamation trial in Virginia. Even before Amber Heard's op-ed appeared in the Washington Post, Depp revealed that Disney was trying to cut relations with him in his Virginia trial testimony. In addition l to this, Depp stated that he wouldnot return to playing Jack Sparrow, no matter how much money the mega-corporation paid him.
Actor Johnny Depp reportedly said during cross-examination on the stand that he was not surprised by his dismissal from the Pirates of Caribbean franchise. He said, "I wasn’t aware of that, but it doesn’t surprise me. Two years had gone by of constant worldwide talk about me being this wife-beater. So I’m sure that Disney was trying to cut ties to be safe. The #MeToo movement was in full swing at that point."
Once removed from the film, Heard's counsel questioned whether or not he would return to Disney for Pirates 6 in the event the company offered him millions. The lawyer said,"The fact is, Mr Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film? Correct?" Depp reportedly replied, "That is true, Mr Rottenborn." when asked about this.
Other than Pirates of the Caribbean, Depp has confirmed that the Harry Potter spin-off film series Fantastic Beasts wanted him to quit from the role of Grindelwald. Since portraying W. Eugene Smith in the 2020 release film Minamata, Johnny Depp has been AWOL from the big screen.