It’s claimed the Disney female Pirates of The Caribbean movie is back on and eyeing Ayo Edebiri as one of the stars of the film.
Originally, Margot Robbie was supposed to star in the flick but back in November of 2022, Robbie claimed Disney didn’t want to do the movie anymore.
“We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, ages ago, to have more of a female-led—not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story—which we thought would’ve been really cool, but I guess they don’t want to do it,” Robbie revealed at the time.
The details also included that Christina Hodson, who teamed with Robbie on the failed Birds of Prey movie, was supposed to write the project, and Hodson is also known for writing Bumblebee and The Flash and the canceled Batgirl movie.
The female Pirates of The Caribbean movie was said to be “a new, female-fronted Pirates of the Caribbean” film that was in early development and was described as not intending to be a spinoff of the long-running franchise that starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, “but rather a wholly original story with new characters under the Pirates moniker, itself inspired by the long-running attraction at Disneyland.”
What does the rumor say?
So according to scooper Daniel RPK, the female Pirates of The Caribbean movie is back on.
The rumor offers the upcoming female-led Pirates of The Caribbean movie is still in the works at Disney.
It’s further claimed that Ayo Edebiri is being eyed to star as a character named Anne, and that Disney wants a younger cast of pirates looking for a hidden treasure.
The 28-year-old Ayo Edebiri is known for Big Mouth, Clone High, The Bear, and she recently provided the voice of April O’Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem animated movie.
Johnny Depp betrayed by Disney
It was also said back in 2022 that Johnny Depp was supposed to star in a sixth Pirates of The Caribbean movie but that due to the Amber Heard trial, Depp lost the franchise.
During testimony at the trial, Johnny Depp revealed that he felt betrayed by Disney.
“Hurt. Blinding hurt. It was like somebody hit me in the back of the head with a 2×4… Captain Jack Sparrow was a character I built from the ground up and was something that I, of course, put a lot of [myself] into the character and also having worked on these films with these people and added much of myself, much of my own re-writing of the dialogue and scenes and jokes,” explained Depp. “I didn’t quite understand how, after that long relationship and quite a successful relationship certainly for Disney, that suddenly I was guilty until proven innocent.”
Depp also added, “My feeling was that these characters should be able to have their proper goodbye, as it were. A franchise can only last for so long and there’s a way to end a franchise like that and I thought that the characters deserved to have their way out, to end the franchise on a very good note. I planned on continuing until it was time to stop.”
You have to wonder what is going on at Disney, as obviously a female-led Pirates of The Caribbean movie will be a massive fail just like The Marvels. Maybe it’s being made for Disney+?