Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer has a promising update for the franchise, Entertainment Weekly exclusive reported.

The producer said that he plans to make a two movies: one with Robbie and a separate reboot.

“It's two different movies,” he said.

The first one is the reboot he plans to produce with Jeff Nathanson, writer of the Daisy Ridley-starrer Young Woman and the Sea. The second is from Robbie's LuckyChap written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson.

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“We hope to get 'em both made, and I think Disney agrees they really want to make the Margot one, too,” Bruckeimer added.

In 2022, the Barbie actress and producer told Vanity Fair that she already had a treatment ready for her version of a Pirates movie.

“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,” Robbie said.

The last movie in the Pirates franchise was 2017's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Johnny Depp returned to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for the fifth time along with Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom). Even Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) made an appearance.

Bruckheimer produced the film, written by Nathanson and co-directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. The producer and scriptwriter reunited with Rønning in Disney's Young Woman and the Sea which will be released in cinemas May 31.

Nathanson has the script nearly ready.

“I think he's cracked it,” Bruckheimer said.

“He's got an amazing third act. We just gotta clean up the first and second and then we'll get there. But he wrote a great, great third act,” he continued.

A new take on Pirates?

Since it is a reboot, which the producer confirmed, the story wouldn't follow the familiar characters audiences have known since the first movie was released in 2003. However, Bruckheimer said he supports Depp's return.

“It's a reboot, but if it was up to me, he would be in it,” he insisted.

“I love him. He's a good friend. He's an amazing artist and he's a unique look. He created Captain Jack. That was not on the page, that was him doing a little Pepé Le Pew and Keith Richards. That was his interpretation of Jack Sparrow,” the producer added.

Depp's future in the Pirates franchise was in limbo, to say the least, during his legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, who accused the actor of domestic violence. He sued her for defamation for an op-ed that she wrote for The Washington Post as a sexual violence survivor.

In 2022, a Virginia court ruled that both Depp and Heard defamed each other, however it mostly sided with Depp. The court ordered Heard to pay $10 million in compensatory damages to Depp. Depp was ordered to pay $2 million to Heard.

According to rumors, The Bear star Ayo Edebiri could be part of Robbie's female-led reboot. As for Bruckheimer's version, no details have been provided.

In Dead Men Tell No Tales, Bloom's Will Turner didn't play a huge part, only appearing towards the end where he reunites with his wife, Elizabeth and their children, finally free from the Dutchman's curse.

Since Bruckheimer is planning a reboot but wants Depp to be somehow involved, there's no telling what the story would be. Maybe the hope is to restart the franchise with fresh faces. Depp's appearance could also mark it as an endorsement of who the next captain would be.

The first Pirates of the Caribbean movie was released 21 years ago. Depp's iconic Captain Jack Sparrow was the main reason for the franchise's success. It would be difficult to replicate that, but hopefully this new version will offer a new and refreshing take to a beloved franchise.