Johnny Depp closing in on Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 deal
With the script being reworked, Johnny Depp is apparently warming to a return as Captain Jack Sparrow, as he reportedly closes in on a Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 deal…
Even while Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was still in production, the story broke that further sequels were planned for the franchise. This was no massive surprise. We'd have fallen off our chair if Jerry Bruckheimer had declared that he wanted to stop the franchise, to ensure it's fondly remembered. But he didn't. Instead, two more Pirates movies are likely to be in the offing.
And, according to The Wrap, Johnny Depp is getting close to signing on the dotted line to return as Captain Jack Sparrow. This is an important move, as you might expect, but particularly so in this case, as the Pirates franchise won't be going ahead without Depp on board.
Before On Stranger Tides went on to make over $1bn at the worldwide box office, Bruckheimer said to the L.A. Times that "It's going to depend on the screenplay. It always does. He's maniacal about not wanting to disappoint his audience."
In spite of the quality malfunctions of the past three Pirates films now, though, Depp is closing in on his deal for the film. Basically, he is likely to do Pirates 5.
Furthermore, the rough draft of the script, which had been completed a month or two back, is being reworked at the moment. And while Disney isn't confirming any of this officially, if Depp does his deal shortly, we wonder if there'll be a push to get Pirates 5 in cinemas for the summer of 2013.
We'll keep you posted...