Last month there were rumblings that Disney were telling cast and crew to set aside a major block of time in the very near future so they can shoot Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and 6 back-to-back. If On Stranger Tides follows on from the trilogy by making a huge amount at the box office then there would obviously demand for more. But is Johnny Depp interested in a 5th outing?
Entertainment Weekly asked Depp that very question recently:
These days, Depp says he would be happy to play Captain Jack again, and that there have already been discussions about a fifth movie. “As long as we can put all the puzzle pieces together, I would most definitely consider it,” he says.
We will have to wait until May to see which route a fifth movie could take, but we already know that new characters are being introduced with story arcs ready to develop. Plus, the whole Pirates mythology is so vast that finding a new interesting story wouldn’t be difficult.