Why? Because Johnny Depp may do a lot of movies for the art, but Johnny Depp isn’t stupid, and he knows a good thing when he sees it, and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is a very good thing to his pocketbook. How much of a good thing, you ask? Reports have Depp already making a whopping $350 million off the four movies so far. So yes, he’ll be back for a fifth movie. And possibly even a sixth one, since last we heard, they were already getting two more ready even before the fourth one set sail.
So what’s new on the Caribbean seas? Not much of a surprise, but The Wrap says Depp is “close” to finalizing a deal to officially do a “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”. I know — DUH, right?
The script is done, but producer Jerry Bruckheimer is still working on polishing it up, and is apparently very pro-active in getting it ready for Depp’s approval. No doubt because Bruckheimer’s last few movies sans the “Pirates” name haven’t exactly taken the box office by storm, and he, too, knows a good thing when he sees one.
So what’s next for Captain Jack? Maybe they can take him into outer space…