Two ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Scripts Being Written, One For Margot Robbie

In the midst of the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard shit, news has come surrounding Depp’s former mega-franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean. One of the biggest rumors we heard was that producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney wanted Margot Robbie to lead a new chapter. Well, in an interview with Sunday Times, Bruckheimer has confirmed it, but there’s a wrinkle.

“We’re talking to Margot Robbie. We are developing two ‘Pirates’ scripts — one with her, one without,” Bruckheimer said.

The previous report had Robbie reuniting with Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson. This Pirates script would be totally separate from the one being written by Craig Mazin. Based on what Bruckheimer just said, this is what’s happening.

And what about Johnny Depp? Any hope that his Jack Sparrow will come swinging back into action?

“Not at this point,” Bruckheimer said, adding “The future is yet to be decided.”

Robbie is currently busy shooting Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie film.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.