Johnny Depp gave birth to Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. But right beside him, there was Keira Knightley creating history with her character of Elizabeth Swann. Fans of the franchise obviously want to see Depp return as the infamous pirate, but they also want Knightley to make a comeback as well. But is the actress interested in returning to another film set in the same universe?
Keira Knightley Talks About Starring In Another Pirates of the Caribbean Film
In a recent ETonline interview, Keira Knightley was asked if she was interested in reprising her role as Elizabeth Swann in a new Pirates of the Caribbean film. To this, the acclaimed actress hinted that her time as the character is over. As per Knightley:
“What about Elizabeth Swan? I mean, she sailed away so nicely. She sailed away in brilliant style.”
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As for whether she has fond memories of the franchise, the actress replied positively and thanked the films for launching her career. She said:
“It sort of launched me out of a rocket, really, as far as my career went. That year was Bend It Like Beckham, Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean. So, I’m being asked about all three. Unfortunately, I was 16 and 17. so I don’t really remember very much of it, but yes, it certainly was a very big year for me.”
Keira Knightley played Elizabeth Swann for the first time in The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). She reprised her role in the next two sequels opposite Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp in Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End in 2006 and 2007 respectively. In the 2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie she appeared in a cameo role.
While a new Pirates of the Caribbean film isn’t officially in development, there has been plenty of speculation and rumors about one.
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Is A New Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Happening?
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, was interviewed by ET at the Oscars and he hinted that another potential film in the franchise is in active development. As per Bruckheimer:
“We’re all working on it. We’ll see how it comes out. But we’re all very excited. I think we’re gonna have a great screenplay, and we’re getting close.”
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As for whether Johnny Depp will reprise his iconic role, Bruckheimer said that he would love to have the star in the future film. As per the producer:
“We’ll see. I would love it. I would love to have him in the movie. That’s all I can tell you.”
It was once rumored that a female-led film set in the franchise was in development with Margot Robbins as the lead. There have been no official updates on that movie as well as on any other that might be in development. As such, it remains to be seen if another Pirates of the Caribbean film actually materializes or not.
All of the Pirates of The Caribbean movies are available to stream on Disney+.