Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Script Ready – Is Depp Ready? *UPDATED*

Well, the time has finally come. On Stranger Tides has passed the worldwide $1 billion mark for Disney and now it seems that Depp is indeed sold on doing a fifth pirates movie. With the script ready and the main star almost ready to commit to the film, expect to see Jack Sparrow again in the next couple of years. Check out the story from IGN below:

Johnny Depp appears determined to play Captain Jack Sparrow for as long as possible.

Unsurprisingly, Disney wants another installment in their flagship film franchise now that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has crossed the $1 billion threshold worldwide.

TheWrap claims Depp “is close to a deal” to return as the sashaying swashbuckler in Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Both Depp’s rep and the studio reportedly refused to comment on it.

(FROM MAY 2011) You gotta love the movie studios’ habit of getting wayyyyy ahead of themselves. Before one movie comes out they’ve got three more ready and waiting in the wings. So it’s no big surprise that the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean script is done and ready to sail before the fourth installment On Stranger Tides has even been released. It actually has nearly a month until it debuts!

Regardless of how good or bad the movie is, it will still be the year’s biggest cash cow for Disney. So you know they’ll be moving ahead with number five as soon as they lock in Rob Marshall as director again and get Johnny Depp signed to spew forth another sequel. But as it is Depp doesn’t seem too keen on rushing anything according to an article at IGN:

“It’s not something where I would say, ‘Let’s shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012,'” says Depp on resuming the role of Sparrow. “We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me.”

I really respect Depp for saying this. He doesn’t want to rush things and get people not caring about the franchise and thinking -“Oh another Pirates of the Caribbean, big whoop!”. It seemed like that’s what killed a lot of my enjoyment during the third Pirates movie At World’s End. It was shot back to back with Dead Man’s Chest and was quickly shoved into theaters the following year. I still liked the movie but it just felt too soon for another trek with Captain Jack. Of course Disney could give two shits about that; if Depp was willing to shoot one a year they would crank those movies out faster than a cheetah on crack!

I guess now the question is what could the fifth movie be about now? I remember them saying how each POTC movie after the third one would be standalone movies with no story ties to the previous ones. So what comes after the fountain of youth? We’ve had Davy Jones, undead pirates, the Kraken and now we have mermaids and zombie pirates. What else is there? Comment below and tell us your ideas!

Oh man I don’t want that in the 5th movie!

2 thoughts on “Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Script Ready – Is Depp Ready? *UPDATED*”

  1. i think in the next movie they need to hit a time rift and be transported into the future all bill and ted style.

    the finale will be the black pearl vs ww2 destoryer.


  2. I think they should bring back angelica she was such a good character and she and jack are made for each other and johnny better be in the movie!!!


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