Could you imagine a Pirates of the Caribbean movie without Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow in the lead? Well, you won’t have to, because that’s exactly what Disney is planning for the franchise’s next installment. According to an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad) has signed up for the main role, which will be written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson.
“While plot details are being kept in Davey Jones’ locker, the project, in early development, is not intended to be a spinoff of the long-running franchise that had pirate Jack Sparrow at its center, but rather a wholly original story with new characters under the Pirates moniker, itself inspired by the long-running attraction at Disneyland,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter.
Apparently, this is just one of two new Pirates of the Caribbean movies that are in the works. The other will reportedly be a reboot that may or may not feature Depp’s beloved Sparrow character.