Pirates of the Caribbean: Depp replacement Margot Robbie ‘wants her character to be LGBT’

Johnny Depp discusses Pirates of the Caribbean in 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean has been one of Disney’s runaway successes for almost 20 years. Based on a theme park ride of the same name, the blockbuster was a massive hit for the House of Mouse, creating a billion dollar franchise through five films so far. However one of the biggest selling points for the franchise thus far has been Johnny Depp’s performance as Captain Jack Sparrow.

This year, Depp was involved in a court case which saw him being branded a “wife-beater”, in regards to his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Since the court case was so public, rumours have since hit that Depp will not be involved in the upcoming sixth film in the franchise.

Earlier this year rumours also began that Harley Quinn star Margot Robbie was due to star in the new reboot of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Robbie herself confirmed this news in an interview last month, leaving fans excited to see a new female-fronted set of films in the series.

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Rumours have now spread further about Robbie’s character.

At the moment, nothing is known about Robbie’s brand new pirate character on the scene.

It has been assumed that she would take over from the unusual character of Captain Jack Sparrow, however that has all been fan speculation so far.

However new theories suggest Robbie is vying for her character to be LGBT.

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According to a Hollywood insider, the star has apparently been looking for ways to spice up her character a little bit more, and bring her into the 21st century – despite living in the golden era of piracy.

The source claims: “Margot wants her character in PotC film to be LGBT.”

This would not be a massive departure for the series, as it has always featured characters of all kinds throughout the films so far.

However, considering Jack Sparrow has – thus far – not engaged in any romance scenes in the series, could Robbie’s new protagonist have a lover she is trying to win back in some way?

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Earlier this year the Australian star spoke out about how excited she was for her new role.

In an interview the star promised “a lot of girl power” before explaining there wasn’t too much she could say about the film.

She explained: “No, it’s too early to talk about it… I love Christina [Hodson, director], obviously.”

The 30-year-old added: “I’m not a producer on Pirates, so I’ll sit back and kind of wait for the process…

“No, we’re really, really excited at the prospect of adding obviously a very key female element to that world.”

The release date for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie has not yet been revealed.

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is available on Disney Plus now.

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