‘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.

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

Source: THR

TAGS: pirates of the caribbean, pirates of the Caribbean 4, pirates of the caribbean 5

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  1. i m waiting 4 next part

  2. Would love to see a 5 movie with same actors foCapt Jack and Capt Barbossa Amanda.

  3. Would love to see a 5 movie with same actors
    Johnny drop and Geoffrey Rush ..

  4. Dep rocks

  5. I am the biggest fancy of pirates of the caribbean ,the part 4 on stranger tides its the biggest movie , I have ever seen make part 7 also best of luck

  6. Stupid Wikipedia said it comes out 2015 -___- depp wanted it to come out Christmas this year. Something tells me it’s going to come out before 2015, and I really hope it does.

    • He said he didn’t want it out by Christmas 2012:

      “It’s not something where I would say, ‘Let’s shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012.”

  7. What year is pirates of the carbbiean 5going to come out

  8. If Johnny Depp and other people the first three parts are not in 5th parts. I will not watch or buy the movie

  9. I can’t wait for the fifth one I am 25 years old and me and my three kids just love these movies especially captain jack sparrow. Looking very forward to the next one!

  10. I love this movie I’m 14 and I’ve seen all of them and I would love to see a 5th one come out

  11. Man, i really wish Johnny Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow in the 5th Movie of this series! Ill prolly be the first person to run to the theaters in my country ! SO EXCITED IF HE ACTUALLY PLAYS IN THE 5TH MOVIE !

  12. I’m such a great fan of The Pirates of the Caribbean. I hope that the the next part will come soon.

    • ME 2!!!!!!! CANT WAIT ANYMORE

  13. i want to see captain jhony depp…in next part…

  14. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN SHAN’T EVER BE ABLE TO LIVE UP TO THE EXPECTATIONS THEY HAVE IF CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW IS PLAYED BY SOMEONE OTHER THEN JOHNNY DEPP! DEPP IS A SUBLIME PIRATE AND MAKES IT EVEN BETTER. ANYONE MAY COMMENT OR ASK ME QUESTIONS. YOU CAN FIND ME ON FACEBOOK @ JACQUES KEMP { SA WESTERN CAPE MOSSEL BAY] OR CALL ME @ 0715486880

  15. i just love the movie pirates of the caribbean its my favourite movie when im bored i sit down and watch all 4 of the movies right out starting to ending

  16. hope it comes out soon tho

  17. plz compelete the pirates of carriben 5 part fast

  18. I am 12 and what is this

  19. wow number 5 of pirates of the caribean but what i wanta know is when will they make the very first one were jack sparrow become the captain of the pearl and the mutny and all that when will we see that one

  20. wow number 5 of pirates of the caribbean but what i wanta know is when will they make the very first one were jack sparrow become the captain of the pearl and the mutny and all that when will we see that one

  21. I am the biggest fan of the johnny depp,I am waiting for 5th series of POC please bring it soon. Please:-P

  22. I love all 4 pirate of the caribbean movies. Please come out with a 5th movie. I would love to see will and elizabeth again…same actors please!!!

  23. jack sparrow say captain jack sparrow

  24. realy pirats of the caribean sea is realy the movie of my desire,i just love the rol of jack sparow m just eagrly waitng 4 the 5th part.and it shud b continued evn aftr 5th part realy i didnt see any movie which is filled of that much of adventure.
    nd grt reward for the makr of this movie

  25. I Love the character of Angelica played by penelope cruz in the 4th part.wllij she be there in the 5 th part?

  26. Dis is the day dat u will always remember as the day dat u almost caught captain jack sparrow

  27. PIRATES OF CARRIBEAN 5 th part bring it soon plzzz , v r waitin
    fo it!!… I love captain jack sparrow….

  28. i m waitingggggg jack you will rock

  29. Aye, cant wait to see 5th movie…

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