Pirates of the Caribbean has cemented itself as one of the strongest Disney franchises of the past two decades. Beginning in 2003, the series quickly started making huge amounts of money at the box office, with the first film grossing over $654 on a $140 budget. Its sequel, Dead Man’s Chest, grossed over $1 billion, whilst also creating one of the most memorable trilogies in recent cinematic history. Since then, fans have seen the franchise slip a little, as box office numbers slowly declined into films three, four, and five. This year saw Captain Jack Sparrow star Johnny Depp involved in a highly-publicised court case against a British newspaper.
During this court battle, Depp went up against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, over a supposed “wife-beater” accusation.
Since then, fans have been kept in the dark over whether Depp will be returning to the Pirates franchise in the near future.
And it has now been suggested that Depp apparently “caused” the loss of millions of dollars in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The enormous court battle that took place this year saw Depp and Heard’s texts and relationship history being showcased.
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Since then, rumours of a reboot or reimagining has cropped up, suggesting that Depp would no longer be reprising his role as Jack Sparrow.
Within these rumours is the suggestion that Margot Robbie is taking a role in the new upcoming movie.
The Harley Quinn star seemingly confirmed this news when she claimed it was going to be full of “girl power” in an interview.
Further rumours suggest the star wants her character to be LGBT in the upcoming films.
Robbie herself spoke out about her director and friend, Christina Hodson, saying: “No, it’s too early to talk about it… I love Christina, obviously.”
The 30-year-old added: “I’m not a producer on Pirates, so I’ll sit back and kind of wait for the process.
“No, we’re really, really excited at the prospect of adding obviously a very key female element to that world.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is available on Disney Plus now.
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