Lastly, Depp spoke about his cinematic relationship with Burton, and why they work well together. Depp feels lucky that Burton has given him so many jobs over the years, and he looks forward to even more collaborations (with them producing such quality together, he’d be crazy to not to want to continue). Depp says that, “There’s no real definition other than there is some kind of connection, some sort of understanding that Tim and I have that is at most times unspoken.” Depp deems it better not to question why it works, and I’m with him – let’s not jinx it, folks!
For the rest of the info about Depp’s upcoming projects you can head over to Collider, where they promise a transcript of the fuller interview with the actor.
I’m always excited to see not only Depp in his newest role (I can’t wait for Public Enemies), but also to see him and Burton work together again and again. You’d think it would get tiresome, but it’s one of those rare collaborations that just continues to work. Even though I didn’t like Pirates 2 or 3, I still very much look forward to seeing Depp return as the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow, the role that arguably shot him to worldwide fame and popularity (he already had some of both, to an extent, but that role took it to a whole new level, I think you’ll agree).
Depp’s role as The Mad Hatter is also something I’m very much looking forward to. As I said above, he’s absolutely perfect for it and I can’t wait to see what he’ll do. The image recently released (shown above) of him in the full costume and make-up looks fantastic and extremely encouraging. Dark Shadows has me intrigued, even though I’m not familiar with the original TV series (too young, I’m afraid). Depp’s enthusiasm for the project is great to see, though.
What do you make of what Johnny Depp has said about his upcoming projects? Which of them are you looking forward to most?
Alice in Wonderland is set to be released on March 5th in the US, and on March 12th in the UK, both in 2010. Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is slated for a release sometime in 2012. Dark Shadows hasn’t started production yet, and no release date has been set at this point. Public Enemies will hit theaters on July 1st, 2009.