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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is due out on May 20th, but that isn’t stopping Disney from going ahead and prepping the fifth installment in the adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow.
According to an interview with Jerry Bruckheimer in USA Today, test screenings for the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series have said they wouldn’t mind seeing more adventures for Capt. Sparrow, but they want them to be stand alone stories. “The audience told us what they loved about it is that it was fresh, it was new, it was a whole new story,” said Mr. Bruckheimer. “So that will carry over into the next one, too, to give it something fresh and different. As long as the audience embraces this one, we’ll certainly try to make another one. It’s really up to Johnny (Depp). He loves the character.”
With this in mind, Disney has already contracted Terry Rossio who scripted the first four films has already been signed for the fifth movie. There is no indication of when the production could be released, and even though the script has been commissioned doesn’t guarantee that it’ll go into production. Considering the length of time to write a script vs the cost to write it, it’s better to just get the process under way even if they never need it.
We’ll see if the fourth film brings in enough to warrant another one, but somehow we think it’s a safe bet that this isn’t the end of Capt. Sparrow.