‘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. i love u john,, you have been awesome.. waiting for ur 5th part,, i wish will, and Elisabeth to return,,,,, plz do release it soon….

  2. Would love there to be another movie but if johnny depp isnt playin his lead role as captain jack then it wont be worth it. please bring back will and elizabeth its just not the same

  3. will Orlando bloom going to be in this one and Keira Knightley

    • I want Will and Elizabeth to come back in the 5th movie along with Cpt. Jack Sparrow.

  4. omg i love u johney deep! u r the best and u r really funny! i want 2 marry u but i am only 10 years old!:o i really hope u r in the 5th movie of pirates of the carribean :) love uuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

    • Captain Jack Sparrooooooooowwwwwww!!!!!! <3 <3

  5. johnny ………………waiting……………..
    hope launch it soon……………………………….

  6. I hope they won’t put Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom back…the first 3 movie weren’t as good as the 4th with them, but with Penélope! She was awesome, and her character is much more better, symphatic, lovely, funny and NOT nerve-racking like Elizabeth’s character was…In addition she is Jack’s future! Jackelica all the way!!! Whooo! :D

    • I think Orlando Bloom will be back if 6th movie, because it’s gona be something like third movie. I mean great enemy, when Jack and “Black pearl” gonna need “Flying Dutchman’s” help.

      You know, i really hope to see Orlando back

  7. jack sparrow my dream character i jst wnt to b like uuuu……..u r awesm man……hope i’l c u in 5 prt also n i lvd ur dailogs n ur movmnt or a drunk man..jst lv u jacckiiiii……..hum jeete h pitte he……..!

  8. i jst wnt u in d nxt part dsn’t matter kiera is thr or any 1 jst u hv to b thr in d nxp jackiiii……..!


  9. omg!!!! i luv captain jack sparrow. i just wish that 5th movie will appear in theaters in the blink of an eye!! keep up the good work!!! <3

  10. Johnny Depp must lead this film and will and elizabeth also have work in POTC5

  11. caaapttaaan can neverr leave the ship.

  12. We all are waiting for your 5th part jacks sparrow. Oh sorry! Captain, Captain jacks Sparrow.

  13. If Johnny depp is not in pirates of the carribean, I’m not going to watch it, the movie is nothing without him.

  14. really hoping for a 5th movie. plz make!!! bring back Barbossa, Will and elizebeth. its not the same without them

    • We dont need neither Will nor Elizabeth. the movie is a horror movie wherein tension should be spiced with comedy and not love. should Jack’s kind, another master of the sea be brought as Jack’s companion, there’d be hopes of a future movie without Depp.

    • That’s true I miss them too,

  15. dude why
    you only taken screen shots from pirates of carribian 4
    and want us to believe that the screen shots are from pirates of carribian 5

  16. Since we’re already scared of Depp’s decisions, let’s bring in his type this time so he can continue from thence. but i miss Depp anyway, No Sparrow, No Pirates of the Caribbean. Mr Gibbs, Barboosa and the two comedians which one frequently looses his eye shouldn’t miss out.

  17. hai, john u so beauty and we waiting 5part john please complete. U r so awesome brother.

  18. How can they make a 5th movie when the 4th movie was clearly meant to be the end of the series (I’m just going by the ending)?
    That’s what I don’t understand.
    The only other thing that could be implied by such an ending is that it is the end of the series for Captain Barbosa. That’s all I can think of, anyway, but without him, Will, AND Elizabeth, who is going to be around to act as Jack’s rival?
    His father, maybe?
    Idk. I’ve been under the impression for more than a here that a 5th Pirates movie was in the works and I follow these things avidly, so this is all a bit of a shock for me U_U

  19. it cant be a movie without johnny depp.if any other one else is doing it then it would be a great flooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop.by the way dont forget to bring gibbs, barbossa,and the 2 comedians with one frequently loosing his eyes.

    • Thank u goku, u reason the way I do for POC, except that Depp can be out if a new character is introduced. what if Jack’s like comes in to act with Jack and later in another part does alone, if Depp can satisfy us, someone else can do too. U dont like him more than I do but we’re already scared of his decision but POC remains the best we wont afford to loose the movie. congratulations for demanding the return of gibbs, babousa, and the two black pearl comedians.

  20. Barbossa!!!! He is THE BEST, bring him back please!!!!!!

  21. Hello John we have waited too long for potc5. Now it’s time u should start shooting for next movie. Hopping to see u soon.

  22. waiting 4r da 5th part.all time fav shuld come back…penelope will be gud opp to him…

  23. Johnny depp come on man your the only character that makes this movie series funny as hell

  24. they have got to bring back will and elzabeth. i want to see if they train the son to be a pirate. johnnys got be in there for sure!

  25. ai em big fan of pirates of caribean and i want to be 5 6 7 8 and more series.

  26. Well said and i hope they do by next year wont miss it,love the pirates movies i hope they bring back orlando bloom and keira knightly soon love to see that love/pirate feelings with johnny depp it wont be better without him it will loose its authenticity

  27. my captan name is sparrow captan jack sparrow, you are my best and roll model character,pls act in part5 i like u johny deep…………………you only make the character of captanship…………………


  29. The Pirates of the Carubbean will not be the same if Johny Depp does not play the part .Actually he is the movie there is no other actor who can play the part .If they should plan 5 and 6 and Johnny Depp is not in them then they must call it a day and close the serie.