Keira Knightley Considers Potential Pirates Of The Caribbean Return

Keira Knightley is thinking about reprising her role in a third Pirates of the Caribbean film.
Beginning in 2003's The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Knightley played Elizabeth Swann.
Her character, played by her together with Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in the two sequels that followed, subverted the damsel-in-distress stereotype by developing into an independent pirate.
Elizabeth was shown in the 2017 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been going strong since its inception in 2003, and it has thus far yielded five films.
The franchise has shown success at the movie office despite often extravagant spending.
Around $4.5 billion has been made from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies so far, and the series' characters, like as Jack Sparrow, have entered the cultural lexicon and become household names as a result.

It's hardly surprising that Bruckheimer wants to make further sequels after such massive success.
Depp has starred in the previous two installments of the series, but his career has been derailed by legal issues with his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
Without its greatest star, the future of Pirates of the Caribbean is uncertain, and the actor lost many gigs as a result.
But Bruckheimer has said he's eager to bring Depp back for a sixth feature, so there's that.

Nonetheless, it appears like Knightley has made up her mind not to come back.
Given the romantic history between Knightley and Bloom's characters, Bloom may follow suit if Knightley decides to withdraw.
As a result, the franchise's future is probably tied to Depp or an effort at a remake or spinoff, either of which might be challenging.
Bruckheimer has said that the sixth film will have a younger cast, which is in line with his previous remarks about wanting Depp to return.
There's also the Margot Robbie spinoff that hasn't been scrapped yet.
Therefore, while it may appear that Knightly is finished, the adventures of the Pirates of the Caribbean are far from complete.