It hasn't been a safe month for Disney's most iconic actors. First Star Wars: The Force Awakens legend Harrison Ford crashes his plane on a golf course. And now, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star Johnny Depp has injured his hand in Australia, while on location for his upcoming sequel. Don't worry too much though, production is only being 'minimally impacted' and the accident will not affect the July 7th, 2017 release date.
Johnny Depp was not filming Pirates of the Caribbean 5 when the injured occurred. He did have to be flown back to the United States for surgery on his hand. A spokesperson for Disney later confirmed the incident. Dead Men Tell No Tales only began shooting last month, and it is scheduled to wrap sometime this summer.
Oscar-nominated Kon-Tiki filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning are directing this time out, with the entire production being filmed at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations within Queensland, Australia. Joining Johnny Depp in the movie are Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Martin Klebba, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham and Golshifteh Farahani.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 finds legendary pirate Captain Jack Sparrow down on his luck, with the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea - including Captain Jack. His only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. We'll be sure to update you as soon as any new information comes in.