In the latest Hollywood Reporter, Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) has said that he hopes that the “Pirates” franchise will remain a unique part of movie culture and that the films won’t be turned out assembly-line style. His plea to the studio: slow down production of “Pirates 5”.
“Pirates of the Caribbean 5” is already in script form (written by “Pirates” constant Terry Rossio) even though the fourth film hasn’t even been released to theaters yet. Even though Depp has said time and again that he loves playing Capt. Jack Sparrow and would play him for however long Disney makes movies about him, he states in the interview that for him to return to play Jack Sparrow, it all boils down to the quality of writing. “It boils down to the story, script, and filmmaker,” said Depp. He also stated that he didn’t enjoy the brutal back-to-back filming schedule for “Pirates 2” and “Pirates 3”. “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.”
You can read the full interview in the latest issue of “The Hollywood Reporter”. You can learn more about the article here.