During a press conference for Public Enemies Johnny Depp was asked about a few of his future projects. He first spoke about Alice in Wonderland where he plays the Mad Hatter, followed by Pirates of the Caribbean 4 which will see him return as Captain Jack Sparrow.
From Latino Review:
The Mad Hatter
Depp: Well, the Hatter was awfully fun, you know? After doing something like a John Dillinger, it evolves where it’s so overstrained because of the responsibility you have to that guy, that the Mad Hatter was like being fired out of a cannon. The Hatter was great fun, and it’s one of things where you’re just amazed you weren’t fired, you know? [laughs]
Regarding the Hatter’s look:
Depp: All I’ve seen is bits and pieces but what I imagined it to look like is is how I feel I thought he should look, which is the first reason I was surprised I didn’t get fired.
Pirates 4 and doing the character four times:
Depp: Call me a glutton. Honestly, if we can get the screenplay right to Pirates 4, because obviously virtually no cinema is perfect. Pirates I had its own thing. 2 & 3 I suppose had their own thing and you know it got a little confusing here and there in the story. Not that I’ve seen the movies, but I hear tales [smiles]. I think for me, because I love the character so much, and I enjoy playing the character so much and people seem to like him, that if there’s an opportunity to try again, it’s like going up to bat. You wanna get back out there and try and try and I enjoy playing the character of Jack very much.
The Pirates of the Caribbean 4 script is currently being written by trilogy writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot, however director Gore Verbinski has announced that he will not be returning. This means we could see a slightly different side of Jack Sparrow in the next film depending on who Disney get to direct.