Margot Robbie has been spotted for the first time amid the reports that she’s set to take over from Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
The Aussie actress was spotted walking her dog in London, donning a casual look consisting of shorts and a jumper with a baseball cap as she headed out.
Clutching a coffee in one hand and with a mask dangling from her ear, the star looked to be enjoying the warmer weather.
She is yet to speak out on the reports that she’ll star in a Pirates of the Caribbean film, after Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer said he was talking to the star.
When asked whether Depp, who is currently in the midst of a defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard, will be back, he told The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine: ‘Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided.’
On reports that a female-fronted reboot of the original series is happening, the producer – whose blockbuster movies Top Gun and Bad Boys made stars out of Tom Cruise and Will Smith – added: ‘Yes. We are talking to Margot Robbie.
‘We are developing two Pirates scripts – one with her, and one without.’
Depp played Captain Jack Sparrow in five instalments of the films and alleges that he was dropped from the franchise after ex-wife Amber wrote a December 2018 op-ed in which she alluded to allegations of domestic abuse.
Depp’s attorney Jessica Meyer claimed that the actor was interested in reprising his role in the sixth instalment in 2018, to give his character a proper send-off.
’My feeling was that these characters should be able to have their proper goodbye,’ Depp testified during the trial in April. ‘There’s a way to end a franchise like that… I planned on continuing until it was time to stop.’
He later agreed that even if Disney offered him all the money ‘on this earth’ he wouldn’t return to the film.
Meanwhile, Margot seems to be totally booked and busy, with the actress also set to star in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film.
Details are being kept under wraps but we recently got our first look at Margot as the famous doll and it’s everything.
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