Captain Jack Sparrow may be returning to theaters sooner than you think. Despite it being a bit of a plot flip-flop, Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides has become the seventh highest grossing box office film in international history, and reports say that Johnny Depp is getting ready to sign a deal to star in Pirates of the Caribbean 5. After making $350 million dollars off of the four films in the franchise, even if he doesn’t sign the contract soon, it is an inevitable choice that he’ll want to keep making cash on what he says is one of his favorite roles to date.
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I’m sure many of you may be scratching your heads and wondering where the heck they’ll get material to set up for a sequel. (Spoiler headed in your direction, watch the video below if you dare)
Turns out that after the credits, Angelica (Penelope Cruz) is shown finding the Jack Sparrow voodoo doll while on the deserted island, and if you can’t see a scheming look in those eyes at the end then you’re a big doofball.
So far, Slashfilm has reported that:
“No one would officially comment on the progress, according to The Wrap. As for Depp himself, he isn’t available for a while as he’s currently shooting Dark Shadows with Tim Burton and then most likely moving on to Jerry Bruckheimer’s other Disney tentpole, The Lone Ranger, scheduled for release December 21, 2012. That means the earliest we’d see Captain Jack again would be 2013. Then there’s the little issue that a director has not yet been signed. There was a rumored short list a few weeks back but that also seems like a pipe dream with Rob Marshall likely to return.”
What do you think about another Pirates of the Caribbean film? Is there a way to save the integrity of the original premise of the franchise or were you completely in support of the new stage that On Stranger Tides has set for the saga of Jack Sparrow?