The long-awaited Pirates of the Caribbean film led by Margot Robbie has been shelved, according to the actress. She gave the news to Vanity Fair in an interview published on Monday.

We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, ages ago, to have more of a female-led—not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story—which we thought would’ve been really cool, but I guess they don’t want to do it.”

Margot Robbie to Vanity Fair

The original idea was first announced in June 2020 with Christina Hodson as screenwriter and would have followed the massively successful Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End, On Stranger Tides, and Dead Men Tell No Tales. Johnny Depp led the previous installments but this new film wouldn’t have featured Captain Jack Sparrow. Disney parted ways with the actor amid allegations of sexual violence and domestic abuse from his ex-wife Amber Heard.

For now, there aren’t any plans for a new film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Margot Robbie is currently on the press tour for Babylon and she has Barbie, Asteroid City, and an untitled Ocean’s Eleven film for Warner Bros.

We’ll keep you updated on this story as it develops. Disney couldn’t be reached for comment on the story.

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