The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is starting to set sail once agains, but this time it has a different star at the helm. Margot Robbie is reportedly starring in a brand new Pirates of the Caribbean film for Disney, which will take place in the same world as the movies that starred Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow. Christina Hodson, who wrote Birds of Prey and Paramount’s Bumblebee, will be penning the script.
This new, female-driven Pirates of the Caribbean story won’t serve as any sort of story reboot for the franchise, Robbie’s movie will be a “wholly original” tale with new characters. Like the original Pirates films, the new movie will take inspiration from the iconic attraction at Disneyland and Disney World.
This isn’t the only Pirates of the Caribbean movie currently in development at Disney. The House of Mouse is also working on a reboot of the film franchise with original Pirates writer Ted Elliott and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin. Robbie’s film won’t interfere with any plans for this reboot. Jerry Bruckheimer is attached to produce both films.