Picture from Johnny Depp Hopes for Success as Filming Begins on Fifth Pirate Movie
Actor Johnny Depp plays one of his most popular characters--Captain Jack Sparrow--in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. Now in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, he will reprise the role he played in the previous films, including the 2006 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Image ©2006 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Johnny Depp Hopes for Success as Filming Begins on Fifth Pirate Movie

After a string of disappointing outings at the box office, Johnny Depp may be trying to revive his career by revisiting one of his most popular characters—Captain Jack Sparrow.

Depp’s role as Tonto in The Lone Ranger unfortunately left fans of the iconic Western feeling underwhelmed and unfortunately it did the same for the studio. With a production budget of $215 million, the movie only managed to gross $89 million domestically. Since then, Depp’s movies, Transcendence, Tusk and Mortdecai, also flopped at the box office.

But the actor may be hoping things are turning around for him. Earlier this month he married actress Amber Heard in a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles. And now production has begun on Jerry Bruckheimer’s latest swashbuckling adventure movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The sequel, scheduled to release in July 2017, will film entirely at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations in Queensland, Australia.

In the story, Captain Sparrow, like Depp, is a little down on his luck. But bad turns even worse when his old nemesis Captain Salazar (played by Oscar winner Javier Bardem) escapes from Devil’s Triangle with a determination to kill every pirate at sea—including Sparrow.

The blockbuster pirate franchise has already nabbed $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office and filmmakers are hoping this fifth installment will continue the film series’ success. Along with producing all four previous Pirates of the Caribbean films, some of Bruckheimer’s other movie credits include Top Gun, Remember the Titans, Black Hawk Down, National Treasure, Pearl Harbor and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End

Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

National Treasure

National Treasure

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

Transcendence

Transcendence

A mortal man uses his computer to try to transcend death.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Black Hawk Down

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Remember The Titans

Remember The Titans

Tusk

Tusk

He's not just pulling your tusk.

Top Gun

Top Gun

Meet the military's best flyers.

Mortdecai

Mortdecai

Is bumbling a fault or a clever disguise?