For better or for worse (and according to most, it is for the worse), this seems to be the age of reboots and franchising. Anything that experiences mainstream success suddenly becomes a franchise, and most franchises expand well beyond what was originally intended for them. Many franchises that seemed dead in the water can also be restarted even if there isn’t much demand for them – the multiple avatar Sequels in the works are a prime example of this.
It was announced some time ago that Margot Robbie will be leading a new one Pirates of the Caribbean Film that would be directed by a woman, which made many fans of the franchise very excited. Others were more skeptical than the quality of the pirates Movies has gone down with each additional entry. However, Robbie recently revealed that she believes the film is dead in the water as production on it basically went nowhere. When rebooting Pirates of the Caribbean Again, that might not be the best idea, but there’s still a way Robbie could bring a female-led pirate film to the big screen, just without Disney’s hand in it.
While some were excited to see Jack Sparrow back in action, much of the positive reaction to the original announcement centered on the idea of a female-led pirate film. Pirates are popular, especially on shows like Our flag means death take the pirate genre to new heights and it would be really fun to have a show about a gang of female pirates sailing the high seas. It would actually be better to make this film separately from that Pirates of the Caribbeanas not being bound by this world and its lore gives them more creative freedom.
This hypothetical show, led by Robbie, would be perfect as its own separate property. They wouldn’t have to worry about working to Disney’s guidelines, and they could get as violent or gritty as they wanted (if that was part of the vision), and they wouldn’t have to worry about changing the story to bind to that pirates Movies in a way that feels forced and convoluted. If it existed on its own, it could be its own exciting story instead of turning into a mediocre one Pirates of the Caribbean Film that does not reach the heights of the first three films, which are very popular. It would actually be the benefit of this potential show not to be tied to it Pirates of the Caribbeanin more ways than one.
Trying to do a pirates The film would now be a mess because of the recent controversy surrounding its star. The trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been one of the biggest talking points in the entertainment industry this year, generating many mixed and controversial opinions online. Depp has fallen out of favor in the eyes of many and is therefore trying to restart Pirates of the Caribbean with him at the helm could be a very difficult endeavor. There is a possibility that new ones pirates Movies starring Margot Robbie would be tainted by her involvement in the original franchise and Johnny Depp, so it’s almost better to have it’s own thing.
There are a lot of people who would love to see a girl-heavy movie about pirates, but that same demographic probably doesn’t want to see Depp back on screen after everything he’s been involved with this year and in the past. Robbie has a lot more opportunities to make a good film if it’s uncluttered with the baggage of the previous one Pirates of the Caribbean movies. She has her own production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, which focuses on female-themed films, so it would almost make more sense to make a pirate film without Disney’s involvement.
In general, it would be great to have more movies that don’t fall within Disney’s reach that make original stories independent of a franchise. Separating from Disney for this project would give Robbie the opportunity to do things she wouldn’t be able to do under Disney and would allow the story to stand on its own and not be overshadowed by the story Pirates of the Caribbean franchises, both the good and the bad. There’s just too much controversy surrounding its main star right now, not to mention that recent entries in the franchise have been far from positively received. It might be out of her control and she might not feel like pursuing the female-led pirate film any further, but it would be to her advantage to make the film (or at least a similar one) without Disney’s control.
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