Producer of the next Pirates film suggests that there may yet be a Margot Robbie Spinoff…


Could two more movies in the Pirates of the Caribbean series be in the works? If Jerry Bruckheimer has anything to say about it, then the answer is yes.

Bruckheimer, who produced all five movies in the series, recently shared with TheWrap that the company is now working on two projects related to the franchise.

“Hopefully we’ll get another Pirates movie done,” added Bruckheimer, 79. “We produced two screenplays at the same time, and the Margot Robbie script was a little farther away, but we’ll get it done down the road too, and concentrate on more of an ensemble Pirates movie at this moment,” the producer said. “[T]he Margot Robbie script was a little further away.”

Bruckheimer’s remarks came weeks after Robbie, 32, informed Vanity Fair that the Pirates spinoff film she’d been due to feature in would not be occurring after all.

“We had a concept and we were developing it for a long, years ago, to have more of a female-led — not fully female-led, but just a different sort of tale — which we thought would’ve been very amazing, but I suppose they don’t want to do it,” the Babylon actress revealed.

Reps for Robbie did not immediately react to PEOPLE’s request for comment Monday on Bruckheimer’s new claim that Robbie’s feature will “get produced down the road.” A representative for the Walt Disney Company did not answer to PEOPLE’s request for comment at the time.

Back in June of 2020, The Hollywood Reporter was the publication that broke the news that Robbie will be starring in a new Pirates picture. The film would have brought her back together with Christina Hodson, the screenwriter for Birds of Prey. Hodson was also scheduled to write the script for the Pirates spinoff movie.

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Since the release of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2003, the series has brought in more than $4.5 billion in revenue for Disney.

After the massive success of the first film, a number of follow-up installments were released, including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

Johnny Depp played the role of the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow in each of the films, while the series also included performances from Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, and Penélope Cruz in supporting roles.

Fans of Johnny Depp, who is now 59 years old, may, however, have to wait a little longer — perhaps forever — to see him once again wear the eccentric Captain Jack’s cap.

A representative for Depp told PEOPLE in June that a rumor stating the actor would return to the Pirates of the Caribbean series for a payoff of more than $300 million is “fake.” The news was first published in the Hollywood Reporter.

In an interview that was published the previous month in the United Kingdom newspaper The Times, Bruckheimer stated that his team was working on “two Pirates scripts — one with [Robbie], and one without.” This statement was made while Johnny Depp was in court for his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

When asked about the possibility that Depp may have a role, Bruckheimer said, “Not at this moment,” but added that “the future is still to be determined.”

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