Johnny Depp is reportedly about to sign on the dotted line to star in a fifth installment of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ if new reports coming from TheWrap are to be believed.
Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the franchise, apparently said he was working on a script for the fifth movie back in May and that he wouldn’t make the movie without Depp. Speaking to the L.A. Times, he said “Hopefully, if this one does well, (Depp) will want to come back and play the character again, but it’s going to depend on the screenplay. It always does. He’s maniacal about not wanting to disappoint his audience.”
This should come as a surprise to nobody considering the fourth installment, ‘On Stranger Tides,’ just recently went onto pass the $1 billion mark at the global box office which now makes it the third-highest-grossing film ever at the international box office as well as Disneys biggest international release and as we all know in Hollywood when something makes that much money they will keep churning them out as long as they can.
It’s looking good though because apparently Depp is liking what he sees so far so is negotiations already to star in the movie, TheWrap also says that it’s looking so good the team behind the franchise have been having up to four meetings a week about it.
Another reason this should come as no surprise is because according to another report, Depp has earned nearly $350 million from the franchise because of the type of contracts he has. However, Disney called this number “highly inaccurate” and another source says the actual number is closer to $280 million. Either way, that’s still a shitload of money.
Do you want another ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ or do you think they should just quit while they are ahead?
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