Johnny Depp pledges future to ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’

Star will play Captain Jack Sparrow as long as people want him to

Johnny Depp has pledged his future to the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.

Depp appears as Captain Jack Sparrow for the fourth time in new movie On Stranger Tides, which opens this week.

And speaking at the film’s press launch in Cannes, Depp said he would stick with the role for as long as it is popular with the public.

He said: “Really, ultimately and truly, these films are made for the people. It’s the people who go and pay their hard-earned money to see these things. If the people get tired of it or something – that’s when it stops, I think.”

He added that the series was not about the money: “When the process becomes impure – if the process becomes impure – if you’re doing it for the wrong reasons – and I know everybody here is doing it for the right reasons – it’s not all about the kerching kerching.”

Depp continued: “Some people lose sight of the fact that it is the movie business. If a lot of money is spent on making a film then certainly whoever spends that money expects to make a return on it. But that’s not the reason we dove into it. That’s not the reason we go in and made asses of ourselves. We do it for the people. So long as people want it, I’m there.”