Disney + is finally making the entire fan-favorite movie series available to stream

While most new Disney movies and TV shows made their way to Disney + almost immediately, some franchises took longer to complete this transition than others. Example: the huge success Pirates of the Caribbean The franchise finally reunites in one place today, September 10, with the addition of the franchise’s fourth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Fountain of Youth. The franchise, which starred Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley, launched in 2003 and ran for five films until 2017. A sixth film, supposedly set in the same world but based on the adventures of a another group of characters, is currently in development.

The new franchise would have replaced Johnny Depp as the main pirate, replacing him with a new character played by Margot Robbie. Without confirming the rumors, Robbie said in a recent podcast interview that there are discussions going on.

When asked if Robbie would star in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Robbie said, “Maybe. This is the start. I won’t say more … just yet.”

Robbie most recently appeared in The suicide squad, reprising her role as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of a Harley Quinn. His upcoming projects include a Barbie movie.

pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer reportedly attempted to do the cameo in the new movie, but Disney hesitated. While some will surely point to its recent reputation with audiences as the reason Disney wants to avoid a Depp cameo, this is likely made worse by the big studio wanting to relaunch the franchise entirely with a whole new approach, rather than approaching it as any kind of fallout.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) ‘s eventful past catches up with him when he meets Angelica (Penélope Cruz), a beautiful pirate that Jack once loved and then left. Angelica forces him to accompany her to Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the infamous Blackbeard (Ian McShane). Accompanied by a crew of zombies, the trio sets sail in search of the legendary Fountain of Youth. However, Jack’s rival Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) also searches for the fountain, as does a Spanish ship.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Fountain of Youth was originally released in 2011. The film (and the rest of the pirates franchise) is now available on Disney +.

To note: A previous version of this story mistakenly identified Margot Robbie as Samara Weaving. We regret any confusion this may have caused.

Andrea G. Henderson