Pirates of the Caribbean Getting Rebooted Confirmed By Producer

Could be a female-led version which had Margot Robbie attached at one time but now is rumored to have a new actress.

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Long time producer on the films, Jerry Bruckheimer, confirms they are going with a new cast and that Pirates of the Caribbean is getting rebooted, which of course means Johnny Depp is out as Captain Jack Sparrow.

“You don’t know, you really don’t know,” Bruckheimer first told CB.com. “Because with Top Gun, you have an actor who is iconic and brilliant. And how many movies he does before he does Top Gun, I can’t tell you. But we’re gonna reboot Pirates, so that is easier to put together because you don’t have to wait for certain actors.”

Disney actually was said to have parted ways with Johnny Depp during the drama involving Amber Heard, with it reported that Disney was developing a Margot Robbie Female-Led Pirates of the Caribbean movie instead of a sixth sequel film.

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Will the reboot be female led?

However, while Robbie said back in February that Disney didn’t want to do the movie anymore, a new rumor surfaced that Disney still intended to do the female Pirates movie with Ayo Edebiri who is known for Big MouthClone HighThe Bear, and she recently provided the voice of April O’Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem animated movie.

A top priority for Disney

Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production president Sean Bailey also said back in June of last year that rebooting the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was a priority for Disney.

“We think we have a really good, exciting story that honors the films that have come before but also has something new to say,” Bailey told The New York Times.

It is reported there have been a couple different scripts with various writers attached to a Pirates of the Caribbean reboot at one time or another, so we’ll have to see what Disney has in store.

The female led Disney movies haven’t been all that successful and Disney CEO Bob Iger is reported to have said Disney is bringing back the boys, so unless Disney simply doesn’t care if the reboot is a success, it should probably strong consider how it approaches the reboot.

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