After Dead Men Tell No Tales, it seems that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise may be done for now. Margot Robbie was said to have had a project that didn’t push through a few months back, but now producer Jerry Bruckheimer says there is actually some hope for anyone waiting for another Pirates film.
Taking to The Hollywood Reporter, Bruckheimer confirms that there are actually two Pirates of the Caribbean films in the works, one of them being Margot Robbie’s. When asked why it’s been hard to get another Pirates movie off the ground, Bruckheimer explains:
“Oh God, they’re all hard. I think we’re getting very close on that one, too. We have a very good script. We developed two of them — the one with Margot Robbie and one with a younger cast. The Margot Robbie one needs a little more work. The younger cast one is close. Hopefully we’ll get both of them.”
Though Robbie did say that her Pirates project wasn’t moving forward, Bruckheimer says there could still be hope. He continues:
“It’s alive for me. It’s alive for Disney. I’m sure she was disappointed it didn’t go first — or maybe not because she’s very busy, so it might be a blessing to push this a bit. We believe we’ll get it made. It’s a very strong story.”
If you ask me, the Pirates franchise kind of took a misstep when they decided that Jack Sparrow should be the main character, when his function is initially supposed to be a foil character to the hero (Will Turner). I guess they tried to do that again with Will Turner’s son being the young lead, but at this point, it just feels like Depp has lost all enthusiasm for playing the part.
Hopefully Bruckheimer will be able to update us on the next Pirates movie soon.