Disney plans to mix things up a bit with their new reboot of Pirates of The Caribbean with the return of Johnny Depp and an all-female cast led by Margot Robbie
Veteran director Christina Hodson (from Birds of Prey) is all set to direct the seventh film in the Pirates of The Caribbeans franchise and reports suggest that it will be very different from the past movies. Most importantly, the film will be centered around a female lead with two-time Oscar nominee Margot Robbie at the helm.
The spinoff will introduce the fans to a whole new set of characters, most of them female, thus bringing some much-needed balance in the portrayal of pirates in the movies.
- Here’s what’s gonna change with the new movie
- What will be Margot Robbie’s role?
- Will Johnny Depp return to ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’ once again?
It is almost hard to imagine how low the expectations were when Pirates of The Caribbean was first given the green light, and how far it has come since the first installment in 2003. Recently, Johnny Depp has had to put up with the controversy surrounding his split with Amber Heard and the ugly accusations that both parties fired at each other.
Some say Depp’s return for the sixth film is contingent on the controversy dying down. However, polls suggest that his fan base is unaffected from his off-screen life happenings. Here’s all that we know about the reboot of ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’-
Here’s what’s gonna change with the new movie
This will come as a major shocker to hardcore fans, but the new film plans to have much less of Jack Sparrow due to the fact that it will be focused on the all-new female cast led by Margot Robbie. The eccentricity of Depp’s character may prove hard to leave behind for fans of the movie franchise.
Although it is unconfirmed, the female cast will be matched by a female villain in the upcoming movie. There’s also been talk of Karen Gillan (from Avengers: Endgame and Jumanji).
What will Margot Robbie’s role be in the reboot?
It is most likely that Margot Robbie will play the character of Redd in the upcoming reboot. Redd is a meet-and-greet character present in the Disney World amusement parks (the movies themselves were adopted from Disney’s theme parks).
Redd is portrayed as a red-haired wench girl who was captured and auctioned off by pirates. She becomes a pirate herself after her encounter with Captain Jack Sparrow.
Will Johnny Depp return to Pirates of The Caribbean once again?
Recently it was reported that Johnny Depp might not be allowed back in the franchise to continue his role of Jack Sparrow if the controversies around his split with Amber Heard don’t die down. This seems moronic when you consider that the Jack Sparrow is the face of the franchise and it would not have the success it has today if not for Depp’s brilliant performance.
In an interview with a leading Hollywood magazine, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, Sean Bailey,
“We want to bring in new energy and vitality. I love the Pirates of The Caribbean movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.”
Although Disney might have been too quick to sack Depp, it appears that he will most likely return as Captain Jack Sparrow in the forthcoming movies. However, what his role will be is not clear, so keep checking back with us for more updates.
So, the new Pirates of The Caribbean movie sure looks like a star-studded affair for its many fans. Tell us what you think about the upcoming movie in the comments below.