Johnny Depp confirmed that Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom won't return to the Pirates franchise
Johnny Depp's new film Alice in Wonderland will come out of the rabbit hole and into theaters nationwide on March 5 and Depp recently held a press conference for the film. Naturally, talk turned to Depp's numerous upcoming film projects such as The Tourist, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Dark Shadows. Here's what Depp had to say about these new films.

When does The Tourist star shooting?

Johnny Depp: Tuesday.

What was it about the part that made you want to sign on?

Johnny Depp: I liked the French film. I liked it a lot. My friend played the part in that and I liked it. So I thought it might be interesting to explore this kind of character. You never know what's going to happen. I suspect there maybe paparazzi in Venice.

How's Dark Shadows going?

Johnny Depp: It's coming along now.

Johnny, we heard there is no Keira Knightley or Orlando Bloom in the next Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Is it going to be more Jack Sparrow front and center?

Johnny Depp: Yeah, there's no Keira or Orlando in there. I don't know. I don't think we'd ever throw too much Jack Sparrow in there. There will be a little bit of everybody.

You were sort of wavering after Dick Cook left. Have you regained your confidence and what reassured you?

Johnny Depp: One thing that I found very reassuring was a very good conversation with Dick Cook, who is someone who I admire greatly and, so yeah, that helped a lot. And also, knowing that we're coming at it from a different angle at this point, Rob Marshall and totally new take, it's a new story.

What did Dick Cook say after he left?

Depp: He was a perfect gentleman about the entire...

Do you definitely see Dark Shadows going this year or is it one of those still on the fence?

Johnny Depp: No, I see it going this year. I hope it does. I do, yeah.

Alice in Wonderland stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Michael Sheen, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover, Christopher Lee, Matt Lucas, Timothy Spall, Marton Csokas, Jemma Powell, Tim Piggot-Smith, Lindsay Duncan, Geraldine James, Leo Bill, Paul Whitehouse, Barbara Windsor and will be released in theaters on March 5.