As Johnny Depp’s feud with ex-Amber Heard continues to erupt online, a Pirates of the Caribbean producer has suggested that Margot Robbie could be the next in line to take Depp’s place in the franchise.
Jerry Bruckheimer recently chatted with The Sunday Times culture magazine about the future of the Captain Jack Sparrow franchise, which starred Depp.
“Not at this point,” Bruckheimer answered when asked if Depp would return to the Pirates franchise. The future is still up in the air.”
He also appeared to confirm that I, Tonya actor Margot Robbie is in talks, as well as speculation that the Pirates franchise could return with a female lead this time.
“Yes. Margot Robbie is on the line. “We’re working on two Pirates scripts, one with her and the other without,” Bruckheimer disclosed.
Depp had indicated interest in resuming his role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for a sixth chapter.
He then declared that even if he was paid “all the money on the planet,” he would not return to the brand.
“I’m not a producer on Pirates, so I’ll sit back and kind of wait for the process,” Margot teased about joining the new show in 2020. We’re ecstatic at the thought of bringing in a very important female element to that environment.”