While rumors about Johnny Depp signing on for a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film were largely met with eye-rolling and tiny bouts of nausea, it turns out that he doesn’t lack creativity or principles, but rather that his creativity and principals are just REALLY expensive when he sells them out.
Considering that Pirates: On Stranger Tides just crossed the $1 billion mark globally, there WILL be a Pirates 5. And considering that Johnny Depp has made $350 million from the first four installments, he will be be returning to his character Captain Jack Sparrow.
Of course, don’t expect Pirates 5 to come flying out of the studios. Depp has mentioned that he regrets not spacing out the installments a little further to give the public time to digest. He may get his wish whether he still believes that or not, seeing as how he is booked for Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows, followed by his role as Tonto in Disney’s The Lone Ranger. So if you wanted to see Depp broadening his horizons the near future with projects that aren’t remakes, sequels, or the requisite Tim Burton project, you might have to go rent Dead Man and Chocolat, because it doesn’t seem there will be anything matching that description hitting theaters for a while. (The Wrap)