The Pirates of the Caribbean could soon be rebooting the franchise for a new “female-centric” take on things, and one actress whose name has been mentioned has definitely raised some eyebrows.

According to We Got This Covered, the actress is reportedly in talks to star in the new era of pirate films.

The disgraced actress, 34, is one of the names mentioned as a potential part of the movies alongside Aussie actress Margot Robbie.

This move, if true, would be incredibly controversial, given that The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise is the one her ex-husband Johnny Depp, 57, played a central role in.

He famously portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow in the films, starring in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl to 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

It was reported that: “The 34-year-old has spoken to Margot Robbie about a potential role in the upcoming spin-off that’s said to have an abundance of girl power.

“It’s unclear if the actress has had talks with the studio just yet about it, or if she’s only discussed it with the Birds of Prey star at this stage.”

Heard recently starred as Mera in the Aquaman films, and petitions calling for her to be sacked have gone viral, with one gaining over 1.5 million signatures.

Depp recently stepped down from his role Gellert Grindewald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, after he lost his libel case against The Sun last month, after they wrote that Depp was a “wife beater”.

It has been confirmed that Mads Mikkelsen will be replacing Depp in the franchise.

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