Despite previously sounding unsure about making a Pirates 5 , Johnny Depp has officially entered talks to play Captain Jack Sparrow for a fifth time.
The fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean film, On Stranger Tides , just brought its total worldwide gross to a staggering $1bn. No surprise, then, that Disney are keen on continuing the profitable franchise.
During press for Stranger Tides , Depp had mentioned he’d like to take a break from Jack for a while for fear of a backlash against the character.
“It's not something where I would say, 'Let's shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012,'" he said earlier this year.
“We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me."
Disney are obviously applying the pressure, though - they already have a Pirates 5 script being written by series regular Terry Rossio.
Not only that, but back in December we heard that the studio are considering making Pirates 5 and 6 back-to-back. That's a lot of rum-swigging.
Let’s just hope that Jack’s further adventures fare better than Tides , which brought new meaning to the term ‘resting on your laurels’. That despite stellar support from Ian McShane as Blackbeard.