‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Script Complete; Johnny Depp Not Yet Committed

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 script is complete Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Script Complete; Johnny Depp Not Yet Committed

Walt Disney Pictures certainly understands the value of striking while the iron is hot; the fourth installment in its swashbuckling ride-turned-blockbuster series, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, is a surefire smash (when it hits theaters in two weeks) so work on Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is already well underway.

Screenwriter Terry Rossio (working without his usual Pirates co-writer, Ted Elliot) has handed in his first draft of the script for a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean flick – however, the key ingredient to the Pirates formula (Johnny Depp) isn’t ready to push ahead with the next chapter just yet.

The early response to On Stranger Tides‘ standalone narrative structure has been positive enough to convince producer Jerry Bruckheimer that all future Pirates pics should follow suit. That means no more story arcs being covered over the course of multiple films (a la the second and third Pirates movies) and presumably no more grueling back-to-back shooting schedules.

Judging by Depp’s comments to THR about Pirates of the Caribbean 5, that’ll suit him fine. While the actor has yet to read Rossio’s script for the project, that’s seemingly not due to a lack of interest in making a fifth Pirates venture. As he put it:

“It boils down to story, script and filmmaker… It’s not something where I would say, ‘Let’s shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012. We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me.”

First Clip from Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Script Complete; Johnny Depp Not Yet Committed

Disney execs did not approve of Depp's hesitancy.

While On Stranger Tides will definitely make a splash (excuse the pun) at the box office later this month, it seems fair to say that overall excitement for this new Pirates movie isn’t as high as that for some of its predecessors. Although the promise of a less overblown entry that still delivers everything moviegoers love about this series – namely, Depp’s incorrigible Captain Jack Sparrow, bizarre supernatural creatures, and entertaining set pieces – is enticing, there’s still the matter of this being the fourth time we’ve seen all that.

However, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 isn’t going to happen without Depp, regardless of how well On Stranger Tides plays out. So not only is his advice about not rushing another installment good to hear, but Disney should be inclined to actually listen (and acquiesce to his request, of course ;-)).

Depp clearly loves the Sparrow character – and though I’d be lying if I didn’t say his act has felt a bit tired as of late, it’s all too apparent that enough people still adore Depp’s Pirates shtick enough to ensure that he’ll do it again in the future. So take all that as you will.


Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides arrives in theaters this month on May 20th.

Source: THR

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  1. Johnny is da bomb I’d luv to meet him in person he so sexy

  2. Johnnie come on man, we all want to see what happeneds when that girl grabs your voodoo doll, :D

    But seriously, we all want to see you in the caribbean 5. Because you are just fantastic. I know I’m a little late to comment, but I’m just being patient of hoping for the new Caribbean . We all love you as the star Johnnie. Never forget that. :)

  3. Does anyone know how I can produce concept art, and send it to the concept artists at potc 5? I really want to be a part of the concept art production, as I will not graduate before the movie is out, and potc is my favorite series. Does anyone know the email of one of the concept artists, or anyone in the production team? My biggest goal is to be a part of those movies.

  4. Come on johnny u got to do another cause I really need to see how the girl gets off the island :D

  5. another one would be lovely!! And certainly cannot be done with Mr. Depp, But I wanna know whatever happened to Will and Elizabeth? Would they to return for the 5th?

    • I love Johnny Depp! I hope he decides to be Jack Sparrow. He is the best actor ever!!! I really want him to be in pirates of the carribbean 5. He is the bomb!!

    • I love Johnny Depp! I hope he decides to be Jack Sparrow. He is the best actor ever! I really want to meet him.

  6. another one would be lovely!! And certainly cannot be done without Mr. Depp, But I wanna know whatever happened to Will and Elizabeth? Would they to return for the 5th?

  7. I really want Johnny Depp to be Jack Sparrow!

  8. I can’t wait for another Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I love Johnny Depp. He is the greatest actor that ever lived. He is the one and only Jack Sparrow.

  9. Johnny Depp, pleasssseeee for the sake of your fans who really love you and the character you play, please be in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I just watched the 4th one(yes i know i’m late), but i really love Captain Jack Sparrow <3 and you ofcourse. :D

  10. I m ur bgst fan in india. Come on johnny v r waiting 4 d nxt potc . Pleaz come on man

  11. really johnny . waiting for ur next POTC willingly…

  12. Hi Johny sir,i m Appu from india truly I ve watched ur pirates of the caribbean film above 50 times I want u 2 be back in potc 5 and I want 2 c u not only in films but face 2 face sir really I wanna be a part of the film if u wish pls try to help me I love u so much sir I cant express my feelings in words I hope I m the best and no.1 fan of u in the world I hope that u ll b in potc 5 Johny rocks for ever

  13. well i forgot to tell something else. i used to watch the 04 movies of the carribean series when ever i am free.. i never gets bored…so would love to see another addition to this wonderful series!!!

    Johnny all the pirates series fans need you!!!

  14. COME ON MAKE ANOTHER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i love all of the series and i want to know how the girl gets off the island ( even though that wasnt the BEST ending). i dont care if johnny has a twiN HE HAS TO BE IN IT OR ELSE!!!!!!

  15. without Jack would not be without pirates and Barbossa I had not looked at the pirates, it would not it


  17. i want Deep amotion’s. he is a super performer

  18. What happends if you die and you leave us on a cliffhanger

  19. Drink up me hearties, yo ho!! :)

  20. i had an i dea for the new pirates of the carribbean wether or not the scripts have been written, including the sacred treasure that controls the wind and tides, twist that event with finding a way to get the pearl out of the bottle. along with angelica seeking revenge upon sparrow .


  22. I believe johnny depps right about holding off the 5th one i love all the movies he made but i think its great that u guys are going to make a 5th one i cant wait good luck

  23. Johnny you have to do it. You r sooo funny in the movies. Although I do wish Orlando bloom would come back.
    YOU HAVE TO DO IT!!!!!! ;D

  24. You are the best
    I love u Johnny depp
    U rock in any movie u r in
    I wish I could meet u face to face
    It would be so cool to be in pirated of the Caribbean
    U r sooooo lucky

  25. U must do it

  26. hey johney ……
    u must will be in the pirates of caribbean 5 otherwise this movie does not get popularity…
    u can play the roll of jack sparrow a special character who always creates fun but having a good heart…

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