A sixth Pirates of the Caribbean movie is in development and could star Margot Robbie. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed that two scripts are being written for Pirates of the Caribbean 6, one involving Robbie and the other without her. Bruckheimer is currently busy promoting the Tom Cruise starrer, Top Gun: Maverick, and recently talked to The Sunday Times about the making of the upcoming action film.
When asked about the future of the Pirates of the Caribbean and the chances of it having a female lead, Bruckheimer said, “Yes. We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts — one with her, one without.”
Pirates of the Caribbean 6: Johnny Depp yes or no?
But the big question is, will Johnny Depp return to the franchise? There have been reports that Disney doesn’t want to do anything with Depp and even rejected his cameo in the planned Margot Robbie Pirates movie. Depp is currently involved in a $50 million defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard over her domestic abuse allegations against him, which he vehemently denies. During his testimony, Depp declared that he would never return to the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
That certainly complicates things, but fans are rallying behind the legendary megastar, and there is a petition to rehire Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 6. And if he wins his ongoing lawsuit and it rehabilitates his image in Hollywood, things could change. Depp has the fans’ support, and if enough people demand it, even he couldn’t say no to reprising his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Unfortunately, there are no plans for Depp to star in the sixth Pirates movie for now, Bruckheimer confirmed. When asked if Johnny Depp could come back, the veteran producer said, “The future is yet to be decided.” While those are not words fans would like to hear, it appears Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean return is uncertain but still possible.