A sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film is in the works, and it may feature Margot Robbie. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has disclosed that two screenplays for Pirates of the Caribbean 6 are being developed, one with and one without Robbie.
Bruckheimer is presently promoting Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, and recently spoke with The Sunday Times about the film’s production. When questioned about the future of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the possibility of a female lead, Bruckheimer stated,
“Yes. We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts one with her, one without.”
The main issue is whether Johnny Depp will return to the franchise. According to sources, Disney does not want to work with Depp and has even rejected his appearance in the proposed Margot Robbie Pirates film.
Depp is presently suing ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in defamation over domestic violence charges against him, which he passionately denies. Depp stated during his evidence that he would never return to the Pirates of the Caribbean series.