Johnny Depp: Hold off on 'Pirates 5,' please
May 5th, 2011
01:57 PM ET

Johnny Depp: Hold off on 'Pirates 5,' please

Another “Pirates of the Caribbean" movie appears to be on the horizon, but this bounty will be a well awaited treasure, if Johnny Depp has his way.

Scriptwriter Terry Rossio, who wrote for the first four movies, has concocted the next adventure for Cap’n Jack Sparrow, which was delivered to Disney sometime last week, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Lead man Depp hasn’t gotten a chance to read the screenplay yet, but he is ready to see what happens to the free-spirited pirate.

The actor told THR, “It boils down to story, script and filmmaker.”

He also went on to say, “It's not something where I would say, ‘Let's shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012.’ We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me.”

In the meantime, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” releases on Friday, May 20 - the first of the “Pirates” movies that is in 3-D.

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  1. Mikkyjcf

    May 18, 2012 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Larranwn

    May 17, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Evan "Always Elvis".

    What is this I just heard Johnny is playing Tonto In the Lone Ranger???/

    May 29, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. PhilG.

    Depp has few acting success's of late other then the decidedly androgenus Capt.Jack.

    But this last movie just released is beginning to look like it's suffering from too much Depp and not enough DEPTH.

    Granted it supposed to be a fun scary adventure but with an overdose of Depp at the helm,this boats a head'n for the reefs,CapN!

    Depp also looks like he's been loving himself too much lately cause the dude looks like he could give Charlie Sheen a run for his money and Depp ain't even doing any drugs!

    Depp needs to get back to real people and off the Martian surface where he's been living lately.

    May 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Col

    Ya seen one ya have seen them all, sequels, run off, remakes are all the same.

    May 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scott

    The only two characters I can think of that have done more movies than Bond are Dracula and Godzilla.

    May 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Maureen

    Why does someone who is so attractive manage to look like a homeless person most of the time?

    May 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chucklehead

    This guy is a horrible actor and these movies totally suck, yet, the ignorant masses continue to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into this franchise. Whatever happened to talent and quality?

    May 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Feeniegal

    I've enjoyed all three so far and look forward to the new one. I love this character and think there are alot of plots for it.

    May 6, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. matt

    Hold off on the movie. you cant enjoy a movie like that in the middle of winter. release it at the end of spring/early summer. if anything viewers will be inspired to take vacations to the beach.

    May 6, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |

    Fly pigeons forget movies

    May 6, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  12. Adam

    Come on jack sparrow vs. predator... (fingers crossed)

    May 6, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. Rudi Merom

    ‎2012? E=mc2 is actually E=mc3, How far can you look into deep space? What types of black hole exist? Time travel, Dimension travel, Are past and future on the same platform? What is the motion of love? The perfect social structure! Can we change the past or the future? Evolution the truth, NYC, The Art of love making, all this+ at

    May 6, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. Corbijn

    Number 5? I stopped paying attention after the second one. Why is it that they won't stop making movies for Pirates and Harry Potter and we can't get a decent Star Wars (or more) made? Its not a question of demand or there would be around 20 Star Wars films.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joseph

    Special to him all the way to the bank.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |

    I'm still waiting for KISS Meets The Phantom of The Park Part 2..!

    May 6, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  17. Ken

    3D will be awesome!!!
    I wish though they would be juuust a liiitle original. Feels more like a soap opera in a big screen. I can not argue though from the business side. 3dmovies rock!

    May 6, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  18. Demara

    Our theatres don't give us the option to watch in 3D. It's either pay $14 for a movie ticket, or get out of the building.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  19. big AL

    How about Cpt Jack Sparrow, the Mummy and Austin Powers in Part 6? Mummy and Daddy weren't there! LOL

    May 6, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  20. ImMe

    @N, same here, good point watched 1. I never shoulda said all sucked. Just figured they DID

    May 6, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  21. @N

    i really dont watch those movies & i only seen one but depp needs to perform & not be a lazy a$$.

    May 6, 2011 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  22. Deb

    I'm just very Happy that they cast Penelope Cruz in this one (it 'should be' the best marraige ever), she's a good actress, crazy like Depp, should REALLY be a Good Combination (let's hope the Writer delivers a Good Story..

    May 6, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  23. dave nelson

    Two comments. First, i cannot believe cnn allowed some of the outrageous posts here, but denied my calm, polite and intelligent posts which happened to cast some aspersions on the actions and honesty of the government. Second, i am a fan of the pirates series and of mr depp. The story is a lighthearted adventure aimed at children, but with adult humor in various places to keep the parents attending the movies with their kids from being bored to tears. If you dont like it, dont watch it. That simple.

    May 6, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  24. Floria Sigmundi

    This movie is better

    May 6, 2011 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  25. petey boy

    I just beat portal 2 for the ps3

    May 6, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  26. dude on horses

    Some nutbar has a fascination with horses. Beastiality has finally made its way onto the CNN blogs!! Before it was just gay fruits, you know...the pillow biters and also da lezbos! This freak just wants to talk horses, mainly cuz he has seen the internet vids and the size of da schlongs! Get a life you picker!!

    May 6, 2011 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  27. @ gary weiss

    Gary sent this incoherent comment at 1046pm tonight: "two or five hours so what. its johnny depp. now what do u say there roll me red carpet out there chum. an quite on the set. jacksonville beach man".
    What the hell?? Give me some context...I have no clue what you are saying. Are you stoned, or just plain stupid? Your butt buddy must have slammed your pooper so hard, you brain is still jiggling around inside that super-sized melon! What a nutbar........

    May 6, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  28. ImMe

    Depp is washed up like osama on the shores of the arabian sea!

    May 6, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Capt. Jack Lover

      Dude, I think you got your rants mixed up. The political tirade for conspiracy theory racists are on the politics board. Actors are paid by private companies, not the government. But then again, maybe its all of Obama's socialist (or is it Islamic terrorist in your world?) plan to force us all to watch pirate movies and then we'll all become God hating Communist . Damn you, Johnny Depp! Hey, InMe, go put your tin foil hat on and try contacting the mother-ship again. Maybe they can teach you to spell.

      May 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  29. ImMe

    Pay our troops more! Actors are over payed! America got osama, show us the $$$!

    May 6, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      What a ridiculous comment (surprise). Every time you feel like going to the movies, why not just send your $14 to the USO and call it a day? If it'll make you feel better. For me, I want to see a movie - I already pay for the military through my taxes.

      May 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ImMe

    Pirates 1-4 sucked too!

    May 6, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  31. selena

    do u want cheese wit that wine...sometimes when u fall in love with a story,book, character..u don't want the story to long as there are fans u can't stop them from continuing the

    May 6, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  32. Isawdeppobloahorse

    johnny is quite fond of milking horse cok. i watched him do it on a dairy farm outside wausota wiscinsin when he was 17 yo. he got it all over his hands and then wiped it on his shirtfront. he thought no one was watching. i was watching.

    May 6, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  33. tChron

    Will there be Somalian pirates in the movie?

    May 6, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  34. Jasonb

    Hey, its been a few years, isn't this franchise about ripe for a "reboot". C'mon, what are they waiting for? With the attention span the target demographic has these days, they probably have already forgotten the original, and it could be the first "reboot" to be released while one of the original series is still in theaters. They already have the "new" Spiderman in the works, whats holding them up on this one??? The new one MUST have giant robots, more explosions, and spur of the moment musical numbers. All the dialogue will have to be subtexted onto the screen in text speak, and no scene can last over 14 seconds, it will lose their attention.

    May 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  35. mid

    Awsome! Another pirates movie! I can't wait to see what captain jack sparrows new journey is!

    May 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Joe in Colorado

    Somebody said this has Penelope Cruz in it. Please, say it ain't so.

    That said, this series of movies is probably my all-time favorite, and I hope they keep making them as long as they're good.

    May 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  37. mr fresh

    Alright check it out 3d or 2d who cares your gonna watch it any ways or you wouldnt be talking about it and penelope cruz is a dime piece and seems to be a little out of place in this movie but a good addition also sequels can go either way and we as the public will watch it and even if the movie is "amazing" somebody will have something bad to say about it

    May 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  38. phillipe

    You fools why would you want to wach such a boring movie jhonny depp is like a used bullet you cant used it twice.

    May 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Capt.Jack Lover

      1) It's JOHNNY! Please get it right!
      2) The last I've heard, I'm allowed to watch anything I wanted boring or otherwise. Who made you the movie police?
      3) Johnny Depp could sit and read the phone book for all I care and I would love the whole thing.
      So stick it where the sun doesn't shine!

      May 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  39. tizbad

    Hey I think all the Prirates of the carribean was pretty good!! For 1.) Its Disney and the kids loves it and my grandkids loves it too!! 2.) It gets pretty tiring of watching a lot of violent and drama. 3.) The way the economy is now these days. I'm sure we all could use a few good laughs now and then.

    May 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  40. alfuso

    Pirates vs Doctor Who! Oh, wait. . .they're doing that this Saturday.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  41. gary weiss

    two hours or five hours so what. its johnny depp. now what do u say there roll me red carpet out there chum. an quite on the set. jacksonville beach man.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Mike

    Woooot! I love the pirates movies!!

    Well anyways check out my new youtube channel and subscribe if you like.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Blackbeard

    I didn't want to see it when I heard Penelope Cruz was in it. However, my mind was changed when I saw they cast Ian McShane as Blackbeard. I will put up with her for him!

    May 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  44. aes

    I can't see in 3D, and wouldn't pay that exorbitantly high price they charge anyway. IF I see it, I'll wait until it's on t.v. But that's got as much do with it having Cruz in it as anything. I just don't like her. The other movies were ok.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  45. WV Gal

    Wow.....I love these movies-Pirates of The Caribbean-Johnny Depp is a fantasic actor- I personally cant hardly wait for each new sequel!! These are great family movies!!

    May 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  46. cakeladymi

    I love the Pirates movies but I also can't believe that there are so many stories that can be told based on one ride in Disney World! I personally cannot watch 3D without ending up with a headache, but the local movie theaters around me will only stock 1 version so I guess I need to decide to either brave the headache, or wait the 4 months it will take until it is out on Blu-Ray. I really wish that Orlando Bloom or Kiera Knightley were a continued part in this series though. I think that the trio made up the perfect chemistry... Savvy??

    May 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scarvy Nick

      Can't remember who bought who but when one major movie company bought the other this movie was in the pre-production phase and the budget got cut in half by the pruchasing company. In short there wasn't enouhg money for all 3 people plus filming cost and other talent.

      May 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Elijah king

    Hi am a CNN fan I love how you guys report your information from world to entertainment this blog about Jhonny Depp is that suppost to be a joke the pirates of the carribean script writer isn't giving Jhonny Depp a head role.

    May 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Alice

    ok so, I personally LOVE all of the other Pirates of the Caribbean movies! Although this movie might be bad, or it might be amazing. I also think people should judge a movie when you haven't even seen the whole movie and just seen the comercials. I think that this movie will be AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also I love all the actors and actresses in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 5, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  49. angela

    I luv jack sparrow and i cant wait 2 see the latest and i really hait 3d

    May 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Annie

    Enough with these lousy sequels..the first was fun and the rest are just boring

    May 5, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Unfortunately, enough people completely disagree with you (I'm not one of them), so they keep churning them out. Enough people stop going, then they'll stop making them.

      May 7, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Jason

    Funny how you are complaining about this movie people. You watched the first three and you'll watch this one too.

    May 5, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  52. piratekitty

    Please tell me that there is a 2d version of this movie...i dont mind 3d but i dont love it. and it would throw off watching all the pirates movies in order when it hits dvd.

    May 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  53. So what I don't have a life

    I didn't even like the previous 3 movies.

    May 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Mary

    I love all the movies and I think it should be special. Don't need to waste my movie on some bull crap movie that look good on previews but suck when you see them. But never happened with my Johnny

    May 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Name*margie l.

    Yes! Cant wait to see it, buy it!!! Love Depp, Captain Jack Sparrow ! Muah.

    May 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  56. alexx

    This movie royal sucked after the first one...4 movies(3 hours)= time you can never get back.

    May 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Denese

    C'mon...we know they're trying to surpass the Harry Potter franchise.

    May 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  58. kaylee

    I am a true pirates fan. I can't wait!

    May 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Kai

    OMG - They should make it Pirates vs Ninjas. That's what I wanna see. 😀

    May 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  60. LittleMo

    It depends on how the series of movies is handled. Rocky, Twilght, James Bond, etc.. sequels are all at different stages in the story of the book or character the movie is based on or derived from. If anyone overdid it was the Friday 13th movies – how many ways can you say an over-ripe corpse is out for revenge.

    May 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  61. elena

    Ruined the pirates by putting Penelope Cruz in it. Yuck!!

    May 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • aes

      Amen!! Preach on! I don't know if I'll watch this one for that very reason, she just 'irks' me. I like the other movies, but not enough to sit through two hours of her.

      May 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      Nah – I'm looking forward to this one the most. Ian McShane is supreme.

      May 6, 2011 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  62. KazeDBlackwind

    Sry guys can't get enough of the Depp he still does enjoy the series he works for so till that blows up let there be a pirates for all to see with midgets weilding hand cannons and parrots yelling "walk the plank."movies arelike zombies you gotta shoot them in the heaed to stop them from shooting themselves in the foot lol much less respawning

    May 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  63. joe

    How about another friday movie with chris tucker

    May 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  64. C Zenko

    We should have the next one be Jack Sparrow Vs the Somali Pirates. Rubber dingies, AK-47's and rocket launchers VS the Black Pearl.

    May 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      That's an awesome idea. Pirates time travel.

      May 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Long Tom

      Wasn't the old movie "the Ice Pirates" a pirate time travel movie? It was so long ago I can't remember, early 70s I think. Uh oh, my nerdness is showing through.

      May 6, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Scurvy Nick

      I think it was Time Bandits. The time traveling pirate movie that is.

      May 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Chris

    Wait for it.......comments already about seaman and comes a fieces comment....

    May 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeebus

      What is this fieces word you use? Is that like felching? I am not hip to your gay lingo and I fear to say fill me in. I suppose I'll be left in the dark about this strange and mysterious word.

      May 6, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
    • RedMonkey

      Ya know, where the red butt monkey throws seamen and fieces at the crew.

      May 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Laellee

    Wow. Enough with the 3d already. We get it, how about movies that can stand on acting and content alone...

    May 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • spiek78

      I love how people complain about 3D. There is the option to watch in 2D too! There are still movies that stand on content and acting alone. Look outside the box. This is a blockbuster, of course they are going to try 3D.

      May 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yar

      If you're wearin' an eye patch it's in 2D. Yar.

      May 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fingal

      Actually, the option to view it in 2d are few and far between. I'd need to drive out to the suburbs to see many 2d films that have a 3d version available. Most theaters only stock 1 version, and most theaters have agreements where not every theater nearby is showing the same movie as them.

      May 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheWordMaster

      Agreed. Do we really need a movie about a tail-less dolphin in 3D? I don't think so.

      May 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • reddfrog

      Can't we have it in black and white? Im sick and tired of color.

      May 6, 2011 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Parrot

      Yar says:
      >May 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm
      >If you’re wearin’ an eye patch it’s in >2D. Yar.

      Lols so true!

      May 6, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Aj

      @yar. Thanks man, best comment on this board.

      May 6, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  67. Donkey Balls

    Seamen lore

    May 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  68. keldoran pirate lore?

    May 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Superhiro

    Well obviously not all franchises, but I definetly don't think this one should've gone past trilogy status.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bond

      James Bond.

      Die hard 4 was better than 3.

      May 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • DurkaDurkaDurka

      We don't speak of Die Hard 3 *shudder*. We'll just pretend it never happened and rename Die Hard 4 as the third one.

      May 14, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Superhiro

    Remember when franchises would die after only 2 sequels?

    May 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • WLM

      That is not true, there are 4 lethal weapons, I cant even remember how many Die Hard Movies, the Bourne movies, Superman, Batman, Geez, I can go on and on for ever!! Star Wars???

      May 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vesstair

      Hey, at least it doesn't involve high-school students... well, I guess they somehow manage to call it "singing", despite all good sense.

      May 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      X = Cost of making a movie
      Y = Movie gross earning
      If Y > X, they make the movie.
      The plot being tired or the story being bad don't factor into the equation.

      May 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • dulcimer172

      23 James Bond movies, and counting.

      May 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ike

      Nightmare/Elm St.
      Friday 13th
      Jurrasic Park

      All sequels

      May 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Durkin

      How can we forget Rocky, The Godfather, Rambo.

      May 7, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      The original PLANET OF THE APES spawned four sequels, a TV series, a Saturday morning cartoon, a remake, and now another remake. Excluding the original, most of what came after was terrible.

      May 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |

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