It has been confirmed that Birds of Prey actress Margot Robbie and writer Christina Hodson will be teaming up to work on a script for a Pirates of the Caribbean film, but it appears that another duo will also be doing their own reboot of the franchise as well.
Creators Craig Mazin and Ted Eliot, who have written for previous films in the original franchise which starred Johnny Depp, will also be penning their own. Both of these projects will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Though not much has been released in terms of the plot, we do know that both projects will be separate from one another.
Robbie and Hodson’s project will consist of a female dominant band of pirates with Robbie playing the lead. She may even be portraying Redd, the popular character on the famous Disney Parks ride.
How Many Pirates of the Caribbean Do We Need?
As someone who’s seen the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise throughout the course of its success, it would be very exciting to see an all female band of pirates. Margot Robbie has already displayed the talent she has in portraying a misfit in Birds of Prey, so I’m very confident that she’d make a worthy pirate.
Although it’s been stated that these two projects are separate from each other, the story lines exist within the same universe. It would be nice to see a cameo here and there, either by actors from the original films, or the current ones. The interactions of these characters wouldn’t have to be speaking roles or even have any influence on the plot, just an endearing glimpse of a character having their fun in the background or off to the side. This is just wishful thinking on my part, due to my love of these films, but it is something I will be on the lookout for.
Production companies are very much familiar with competing with each other in the box office, but to have two films produced by the same company, pitted against each other will be enticing to watch. Which film will outdo the other? It is possible that both could be equally good.
The bottom line is, if either one is a success, it’ll be a benefit for the company – and even more so if both films are equal hits. However, there are pros and cons to this kind of distributing. On one hand, the audience is given variety when it comes to a film experience they get to choose to have. On the other hand, this leads to oversaturation in the film market. A few people I know have, at times, stopped watching films for a period of time due to this issue.
This sort of thing can be avoided through the way these films are promoted in trailers. The revelations made in the trailers heavily affects potential audience members’ decision on whether or not they should sit down for the experience or catch a more interesting movie.
The reasoning behind this is, most films release too much of the plot in their previews, so viewers can already predict what is most likely to happen in the course of the film. I want to sit through a movie that will excite me and keep me guessing. That is afterall what every film should do, especially ones about pirates who are put in unpredictable situations.
Are you excited to see two more Pirates of the Caribbean films, or have you already had enough? Do you enjoy the team up of Christina Hodson and Margot Robbie, and are you already a fan of the rest of the franchise? Let us know in the comments below.