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Jerry Bruckheimer refuses to rule out future Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean movies – Margot Robbie reboot still in development

May 15th, 2022 by Marc Comments

We are living in times of great change, aren’t we?

Not that long ago, the situation between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had the world in no doubt that Depp was a villain and Heard was a victim of vicious abuse at his hands, however, with the ongoing trial, it seems that the court of public opinion is heading more in Depp’s favour and it has us all wondering what this will mean for the stars’ futures.

We know that Depp had lost two big franchises because of the accusations of Depp, being replaced but Mads Mikkelsen as Gillet Grindlewald in the most recent Fantastic Beasts installment and also losing out on a role that, like it or not, defined who Depp was in recent years, Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

We learned in 202 that two new Pirates movies were in development at Warners, one starring Karen Gillan and another with Margot Robbie but no more focusing on Depp’s Jack Sparrow (here) and producer Jerry Bruckheimer has now revealed that the Robbie movie is still in development, and the Gillan one may be too, saying: “We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two Pirates scripts — one with her, one without.”

But what about Depp? We learned during the current trial that Depp lost Pirates 6 and a payday of $22.5m along with it and the star said that, after how he was treated, he wouldn’t do another Pirates movie now for $300m… However, when asked if Depp will ever be back, Bruckheimer didn’t shoot the idea down but said that it’s perhaps possible: “Not at this point,” he says, “The future is yet to be decided.”

It’s not for us to comment on the trial in regards to who we believe or don’t, but if things go Depp’s way, we may see him back in a big way… and, despite his protests, Captain Jack Sparrow may be in that resurgence.


Source: The Times

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….