Yo-ho yo-ho a pirate’s life for me! Looks as though the Mouse House has their eyes set on Marrrgggot Robbie (sorry couldn’t resist) to star in a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. News broke out via The Hollywood Reporter that Robbie will be reteaming with Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn writer Christina Hodson to write a new female-fronted Pirates of the Caribbean project.
Now before you get too confused about this I’ll clear things up. Disney plans to have this project be completely separate from their announced reboot by Craig Mazin, creator of HBO’s Chernobyl, and Pirates scribe Ted Elliot. It’s more in line to be a whole new original story with brand new characters under the Pirates moniker.
The project is still in early development. THR notes plot details and other specifics are pretty much scarce. Hopefully we’ll see more news on the project before too long.
Longtime Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer is in line to produce both projects for the House of Mouse. Disney’s last Pirates entry, Dead Men Tell No Tales, became the second lowest box office earner in the franchise, totaling $795 million. The studio is charting its course and hoping to find a new way to revive the series.
Writer Christina Hudson’s blockbuster credentials includes 2018’s Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, and the DC’s long in developed The Flash and Batgirl. Speaking of DC, Margot Robbie will be back as everyone’s favorite Maiden of Mischief, Harley Quinn, in The Suicide Squad. The DCEU sequel, from MCU director James Gunn, still has its sights set on an August 6th, 2021 release.
So tell me are you excited to see Margot Robbie setting sail for the seven seas? Let us know in the comments below.