The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is still alive, and a reboot starring Margot Robbie is now in development. The still-untitled Pirates of the Caribbean reboot will be completely separate from the Jack Sparrow timeline and has Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson on board as well as Margot Robbie, set to be the star of the movie. Disney is now working on two different Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Of the two Pirates of the Caribbean movies currently in development, none of them will be a direct continuation of the previous five movies, and one of these may or may not include Jack Sparrow in some capacity. Margot Robbie’s version, on the other hand, will be fully separate from the main franchise and its characters, so Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, and more are not expected to appear.
Margot Robbie sat down with Yahoo and revealed that the upcoming Pirates film will have “lots of girl power,” adding “I’m not a producer on Pirates, so I’ll sit back and kind of wait for the process. We’re really, really excited at the prospect of adding obviously a very key female element to that world.”
As far as the main Pirates of the Caribbean film series is concerned, the “reboot” was being tackled by Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin and Ted Elliot, the latter of whom wrote all of the Pirates movies except for Dead Men Tell No Tales. While it’s looking like the next main Pirates movie will also feature a new lead, following Johnny Depp stepping down as Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, there’s a petition going around to have him be brought back as Jack Sparrow.