margot robbie has revealed that Disney is no longer pursuing their “female-led” “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.
In 2020, it was reported that Robbie would star in the franchise.birds of prey” Christina Hodson is writing the screenplay.
However, in an interview with Vanity Fair for its December/January issue, the actress shared that Disney opted not to move forward with the film.
“We had an idea and we’ve been developing it for some time now, to do something more female lead — not completely female-led — but just a different kind of story, one that we thought would be really cool,” Robbie shared with the outlet.
“But I think they don’t want to do that,” she clarified, referring to Disney.
A representative for Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
Although “The Suicide Squad” star’s film was intended to be part of the billion-dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, the film reportedly set out to have its own story and characters.
There’s also a separate reboot of the franchise without the works. Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp’s absence from the franchise was a topic during his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, which made headlines over the summer.
During the trial, Depp shared that he had no desire to return to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. During cross-examination by Heard’s attorney, he said, “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on earth would make you go back and work with Disney.” Will not get for.” ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie, right?”
Depp replied, “That’s true, Mr. Rottenbourne.”
While in court, an article published in 2018 was brought to Depp’s attention. The article claimed that because of Heard’s allegations, Depp was “outed as Jack Sparrow”, Variety reported.
The actor testified, “I wasn’t aware of it, but it doesn’t surprise me.” “Two years in a row the whole world talked about me as this wife beater. So I’m sure Disney was trying to cut ties to be safe. The #MeToo movement was in full swing at that time. “
Depp’s agent, Jack Whigham, testified that because of Heard’s allegations, Depp was roped in to participate in the sixth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, which ultimately resulted in a loss of $22.5 million.
Depp, 59, accused Heard, 36, of defaming her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed by falsely alleging she was a victim of domestic abuse, and after a six-week trial, a jury found in her favor on all of her claims. Heard countersued, arguing that Depp, through his attorney Adam Waldman, had defamed her by calling her allegations a “fraud”. The jury found in favor of Heard on one claim and awarded her $2 million.
Rebecca Rosenberg of Fox News Digital contributed to this report