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Johnny Depp enters negotiations for Pirates 5

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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.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.