According to The Hollywood Reporter, Margot Robbie is set to lead a brand-new “female-fronted” Pirates of the Caribbean film from Disney. Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson is set to write the script, which will not be a spinoff of the original franchise surrounding Jack Sparrow but will instead be an entirely new story inspired by the Disney parks ride of the same name.
Disney is also working on a reboot of the series, with Pirates writer Ted Elliott and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin heading up the project. It is unconfirmed whether Johnny Depp will return to the franchise for the reboot, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer indicated that he was unsure of whether or not the actor would reprise his role as Jack Sparrow.
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