Margot Robbie's Pirates Of The Caribbean film is not dead yet according to film's director
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Good news for those who were in favour of a Pirates Of The Caribbean reboot starring Margot Robbie, as the franchise's producer has said the idea's not dead yet.
The film series, which previously saw Johnny Depp as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, was meant to set sail once again with a female-led crew.
But last month, Robbie clarified that Disney had pumped the brakes on the idea, stating that the film was 'dead'.
She told Vanity Fair: "We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, ages ago, to have more of a female-led – not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story – which we thought would’ve been really cool, but I guess they don’t want to do it."
However, you might just be able to get those hopes up once more, as Pirates Of The Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer has said this isn't necessarily the case.
You see, there are actually two reboots in development, and he explained that the one involving Robbie has been put to the side to get the second one going.
Speaking to Collider about the more female-led project, Bruckheimer said: "I think that that script will come forward at a certain point."
He continued: "We developed two different stories for Pirates and the other one’s going forward first, so that’s what we’re working on, to try to get that one made."
Not much else is known about the movie they are going ahead with right now, although we can expect more developments to come through in the near future.
In an interview with The Times ahead of the release of Top Gun: Maverick in May, Bruckheimer discussed the future of the franchise and it having a female lead.
"Yes, we’re talking to Margot Robbie," he said. "We are developing two Pirates scripts - one with her, one without."
One of the major talking points about the reboots is whether or not Depp will reprise his role as the iconic character.
The actor was famously dropped by Disney, with his agent suggesting that the decision resulted from his ex-wife Amber Heard's abuse allegations against him.
Earlier this year, Depp won his defamation lawsuit against Heard, and during his testimony it was brought up about him joking that he wouldn't go back to the franchise even if the company came to him with '$300 million and a million alpacas'.
The report claimed Disney was preparing a $301 million contract deal for Depp, using it 'as a formal apology' and a way to get him back into the franchise.
But shortly after, a representative for the actor told NCB News: "This is made up."
Even if Depp doesn't return, he continues to delight the fans with his impressions, including in October when he effortlessly transformed into the famous pirate.
While at first he's chatting to the fan using his normal voice, at a moment's notice the distinctive tones of Jack Sparrow and the slurred speech patterns come out.
Some people weren't sure whether it was Depp at first on account of him being clean-shaven, something Jack Sparrow never really was – but that voice is unmistakable.