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Margot Robbie To Star In Female Led ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Reboot

Margot Robbie To Star In Female Led ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Reboot

Margot Robbie is expected to star in an epic, female-led reboot of Pirates of the Caribbean.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the I, Tonya star is reported to be starring in the film, which will be written by Birds of Prey writer, Christina Hodson.

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While creators are said to be remaining tight-lipped on plot details, the new film is reported to be a whole new story, as opposed to a spin-off of the original franchise.

Margot Robbie is set to star in the reboot (Credit: PA)
Margot Robbie is set to star in the reboot (Credit: PA)

The reboot will also be separate from the already announced sequel which has Ted Elliott and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin at the helm, although long running Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer is said to be working on both projects.

The Ted Elliott and Craig Mazin reboot was announced last year, with the studio taking the first steps to make the sequel happen back in 2018.

It's currently unclear whether Johnny Depp will be returning to the screen as Jack Sparrow. However, original screenwriter, Stuart Beattie, threw doubt over whether the actor would return, telling DailyMailTV: "I think he's had a great run.

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It's unknown whether Johnny Depp will return (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
It's unknown whether Johnny Depp will return (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

"Obviously he's made that character his own and it's become the thing he's most famous for now. It' been great for him and it's been great for us.

"There's that saying, 'Don't frown because it's over, smile because it happened.' The fact that they're rebooting something that you did means that you did something that was worth rebooting. It's an honour."

Margot meanwhile, most recently starred in Bombshell and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. Her upcoming movie, The Suicide Squad sequel will be released next year.

Pirates of the Caribbean has had five instalments so far, grossing over $4.5 billion (approximately £3.6 billion) across all films.

However, the fifth movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales, was second-lowest at the box office, with the studio conjuring up new ways to reignite the franchise ever since.

Certainly seems like a mega exciting time for Pirates of the Caribbean fans! Bring on the Margot reboot...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Film News, TV and Film, Margot RObbie

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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