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Margot Robbie to star in female-
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Posted By: Ribicon, 6/28/2020 12:33:28 PM

Margot Robbie will star in a female-led version of “Pirates of the Caribbean” for Disney with “Birds of Prey” writer Christina Hodson on board to write the script. Disney is in early development of the untitled project. The Robbie-Hodson collaboration is being developed separately from another “Pirates of the Caribbean” reboot that was unveiled in October with franchise veteran Ted Elliott and “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin hired to develop a story. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced all five “Pirates” movies, is attached to produce both the Elliot/Mazin and the Robbie/Hodson projects. The previous “Pirates” movies, all starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow,

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Never mind that pirates were and are men, and that Hollywood bars white people and men and straight people from portraying anyone else. "Progress."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: CactusStar 6/28/2020 12:36:39 PM (No. 459980)
How they can so accurately predict production that I won't see amazes me. It's almost as they can read my mind!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared 6/28/2020 12:42:17 PM (No. 459991)
Based on the female super-hero movies that flopped, I'd say it's going to be easy to find a theater seat.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/28/2020 12:44:47 PM (No. 459998)
Pirates were also slavers. I wonder if that will be brought front and center? There's a reason women throughout history never did the things Hollywood concocts for them in their, "We're just as good as men" mantra... and that's because females cannot. There are physiological and psychological differences obvious to all, except the delusionally liberal.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/28/2020 12:54:46 PM (No. 460008)
I don't know who to thank for announcing a new holliwierd production that I can't wait to boycott, but hey holliwierd, thanks.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Omen55 6/28/2020 12:54:47 PM (No. 460009)
The more $$$ Hollywood loses the more we enjoy movies:)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/28/2020 1:01:19 PM (No. 460015)
Why can't feminists come up with an original character? I can't say that I an die hard fan of Sandra Bullock, but she has produced some darn good movies with female leads. I give her a lot of credit for that.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 6/28/2020 1:06:25 PM (No. 460025)
Remember the all female Ghostbusters and what a huge hit it was? Neither do I because it bombed. This is just one more example of Get Woke, Go Broke.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: TheLadyNextDoor 6/28/2020 1:09:58 PM (No. 460035)
Good Grief!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/28/2020 1:14:50 PM (No. 460042)
Let me guess. These 'pirates' will free slaves, protect gays, rob rich white men, and destroy everything around them in symbolic support of the downtrodden. Yawn.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 6/28/2020 2:06:02 PM (No. 460090)
Who Will be like Ghostbusters a flop
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Reply 11 - Posted by: FormerDem 6/28/2020 2:12:49 PM (No. 460098)
Isn't this cultural appropriation? I don't think people who self-identify as female ought to pretend to play roles that in fact are only undertaken by self-identified men. They can't really "feel" the role and it is wrong to take roles away from self-identified men.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 6/28/2020 2:18:03 PM (No. 460104)
Beyond stupid. First, pirates were not cute, not good guys, not 'rollicking characters'. They were vicious, heartless, brutal murderers and rapists. I was never a fan of these modern pirate movies - they are ridiculous self parodies, and seem to glorify horrible, evil men. Second, AFAIK, there were never any female pirate leaders. Just another "let's show that women are fully the equal of men" ridiculous propaganda piece out of Hollyweird. So they want to show that woman are just as evil as men? Is that their point?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: anniebc 6/28/2020 2:24:13 PM (No. 460108)
Are Margot and the other chicks women of color? If not, Margot, you have to give up your job. You too, Christina. Get ta steppin, gals.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/28/2020 3:50:57 PM (No. 460152)
Someone must need a huge tax loss, because no one can be stupid enough to think it will be a success, especially people who make movies for a living.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: crashnburn 6/28/2020 4:26:01 PM (No. 460166)
We might go to Disneyland one more time for the Star Wars area, but after that, just another reason to boycott anything Disney. And, I was/am a big fan of the Star Wars franchise. Still waiting for The Rise of Skywalker to come out on TV. Too bad the promise of Luke and Leia in A New Hope fizzled out.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: SALady 6/28/2020 4:46:59 PM (No. 460179)
And I'm sure this will be every bit the "success" as the all-female remake of "Ghost Busters"!!!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/28/2020 6:42:13 PM (No. 460228)
For how many years did a female ( Mary Martin) play a young boy ( Peter Pan) and no one suffered because of appropriation?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/28/2020 6:49:28 PM (No. 460233)
Make sure to get 'women' that are Gay...at least they know how to ACT like real pirates!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rather Read 6/28/2020 6:52:45 PM (No. 460238)
I love Margot Robbie's acting, but this movie will more than likely be terrible beyond my powers of description. The movie industry seems to want to destroy itself.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Jethro bo 6/28/2020 8:17:53 PM (No. 460277)
Another PC movie. Will do as well as previous PC movies.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DeplorableVet 6/28/2020 8:29:17 PM (No. 460286)
It will probably be as big a failure as the female Terminator movie.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Mushroom 6/28/2020 8:37:37 PM (No. 460289)
I'm with #19, Suicide Squad has lots of faults but Ms Robbie wasn't one of them. I liked the Emancipation movie better. Part of her charm is the Jersey girl accent. I don't see that working in the Pirates movies, but I have been wrong before. :)
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Ashley Brenton 6/28/2020 9:04:14 PM (No. 460302)
Albatross!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: cascade 6/28/2020 9:11:45 PM (No. 460308)
i can't wait for the female version of "The Longest Day"
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