Disney may have missed out on a worthy successor for the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Last year, fans of Margot Robbie were thrilled to hear that she was in talks to join the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, adding her star power to the swashbuckling world of Captain Jack Sparrow. The Australian actress, known for her roles in Barbie, I, Tonya, and Bombshell, was the perfect choice to bring her talent and beauty to the high seas.
Johnny Depp’s Departure Makes Room for Robbie
The leader of the previous five films was, of course, Johnny Depp, one of Hollywood’s most prolific and successful actors. Depp led the franchise perfectly with his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow, leading to an incredibly lucrative and iconic series of movies. However, Depp’s life off-screen was not always fitting Disney’s squeaky-clean image. Depp’s substance abuse issues and “bad boy” persona were known to get out of hand.
Things for Depp took a turn for the worse during his highly publicized courtroom battle with his ex-wife, Amber Heard. All of these contorversies resulted in Disney looking in other directions for the sixth films new leader.
Why Margot Robbie Is up for the Task
Unfrortunatly, Margot Robbie said that eventually, Disney decided not to move ahead with the idea of a female led Pirates of the Caribbean concept. Now that Robbie’s latest movie, Barbie directed by Greta Gerwig, is a huge success, its easy to assume that Disney might be having some regrets on counting Robbie out.
As explained by the website ScreenRant, Robbie has proven she is a “Box Office Megastar.” She has shown numerous times her ability to take on vastly different roles successfully, and she also has the support of a massive following of fans already. Right now, Disney more than ever needs a certified box-office hit.
As the success of Barbie continues to rise, it will be interesting to see if Disney once again options up the idea of Margot Robbie leading the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film.