Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is getting ready to pull up the anchor and set sail into theaters on May 20. Even though that release is still a few weeks away, it seems the screenplay for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has already been completed.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides writer Terry Rossio revealed that he turned in his script for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to Disney over the weekend, which is the first in the Pirates of the Caribbean series that he wrote without his longtime co-writer, Ted Elliott. We reported back in January that Terry Rossio is writing Pirates of the Caribbean 5. However, it seems that franchise star Johnny Depp wants to hold off on Pirates of the Caribbean 5 for the time being. Here's what the actor had to say below.
"It boils down to story, script and filmmaker. It's not something where I would say, 'Let's shoot it next month to get it out by Christmas 2012.' We should hold off for a bit. They should be special, just like they are special to me."
That story from January also indicated Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer want to bring back Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall for the fifth installment. Although a deal hasn't officially been signed, it seems possible the director could return.