Apparently that’s the news of the day (or yesterday, as this new was posted here yesterday, but I, um, sort of missed it until Moviehole mentioned it), that Johnny Depp has signed on to reprise scurvy pirate Captain Jack Sparrow for a “Pirates of the Caribbean 4”, which may be a sequel, a prequel, or some other form of -quel. Of course no one has confirmed this yet, although Depp has said that he can’t get enough of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Here’s what Depp said:
“Doing the Pirates movies has been an absolute blast,” he says.
“I’m the luckiest guy in the world to have had such a great experience. If I walk away from Jack now, I’ll walk away with some amazing memories. But At World’s End leaves open the possibility of a fourth or fifth movie, which I wouldn’t be opposed to on an actor level because I feel there is a lot more territory to explore with Captain Jack.”
“I’ve never really felt I’m done with playing the character, so why shouldn’t we try a fourth and a fifth?”
Okay, so now I’m more prone to believe that Depp has, in fact, signed on for a Pirates 4 (and even 5).
But I am sure about one thing: Depp returns this Friday with “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”.