Depp is currently shooting the seafaring sequel in Australia
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has shared the first picture of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean 5.
“Captain Jack is back and we’re not letting him go,” Bruckheimer wrote on Twitter as he tweeted a picture of the scheming seafarer bound in ropes.
Depp started shooting the sequel, which has been titled Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men No Tales, in Australia in February. Norwegian duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, who recently directed the first two episodes of Netflix’s Marco Polo, are behind the camera.
However, the actor injured his hand in an off-set injury in March and left Australia to fly to his native US for treatment. Following his injury the actor is said to have needed a pin inserting in his finger and shooting was apparently delayed by around a month.
Disney has set Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men No Talesfor release on July 7, 2016 – a date that remains unaffected by Depp’s injury. Disney’s plot synopsis for the sequel teases: “Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artefact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.”
Alongside Depp and Skyfall actor Bardem, the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film will star former Skins actress Kaya Scodelario, who joined the cast in January, and young up-and-coming Australian actor Brenton Thwaites. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Rush will reprise his regular Pirates role as Captain Barbossa.