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Margot Robbie to Star in New Pirates of the Caribbean Film


Margot Robbie is reteaming with her Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson on a new Pirates of the Caribbean film at The Walt Disney Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade says the project is separate from the Pirates of the Caribbean film that franchise writer Ted Elliott and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin are working on.

Margot Robbie will star in the female-fronted movie, which THR says is not intended to be a spinoff of the long-running franchise that had Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow at its center. The project, also based on the attraction at Disney parks, will have an original story with new characters.

Pirates of the Caribbean franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer is attached to produce both the Margot Robbie/Christina Hodson and Ted Elliott/Craig Mazin movies.

In addition to Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Hodson’s credits include the Bumblebee movie, as well as the upcoming The Flash and Batgirl films.

Margot Robbie recently appeared in Bombshell and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. She will next be seen reprising the role of Harley Quinn in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

The five-film Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide. The last installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, grossed $794.9 million at the worldwide box office in 2017, with $172.6 million coming from North America and $622.3 million from international markets.

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is an interesting one, as you have the original three films which can be considered a trilogy. Then On Stranger Tides (2011) was a soft reboot with new characters joining Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush’s Barbossa and Kevin McNally’s Gibbs, while Dead Men Tell No Tales was another kind of reboot with even more new characters.

It was previously reported that Johnny Depp‘s Captain Jack Sparrow was not expected to be back for the next film(s).

As far as the theme park ride, Walt Disney originally designed the attraction in the 1950s as a wax museum and a walk-through adventure. However, after the success of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Disney and his team of Imagineers decided that Audio-Animatronics was the most imaginative way to tell a rousing pirate story. The attraction opened at Disneyland Park on March 18, 1967.

The R-rated Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) opened in theaters on February 5, 2020 and grossed $201.9 million at the worldwide box office. $84.2 million came from domestic theaters and $117.7 million from overseas.

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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