Jerry Bruckheimer Would Board Sixth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ With Johnny Depp, Disney

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Disney kicked off the summer movie season on Thursday night with the premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth installment in the venerable franchise. Hundreds of fans dressed up in pirates outfits for the occasion, straining for a glimpse of Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom as they walked the carpet.

“I love the whole franchise,” said Linda Flores, a fan who had already seen the new film twice and was eager for a third viewing. “I like to see Johnny Depp — he signed my hat.”

Joachim Rønning, one of the film’s two directors, said he studied the first installment and sought to work in the tradition of adventure movies he loved as a kid.


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“I think it was important for us to try to analyze why we love it so much,” Rønning said. “Of course it has the adventure, the spectacle, and comedy. It scares you. I think first of all, it has heart. And that was very important for us, going into the fifth installment, to really create a strong emotional core for the audience to be able to identify with this, because it is a lot going on — that’s what I’m hoping that we have achieved.”

The film takes advantage of advances in VFX technology to depict a young Jack Sparrow.

“That was something we pitched very early on, creating some sort of an origin story for him,” Rønning said. “We shot it with Johnny, actually, and then they spent a year in the computer making him ‘21 Jump Street’ Johnny.”

Kevin McNally, the actor who plays Gibbs in the films, said the six-year gap between the previous film, “On Stranger Tides,” and “Dead Men Tell No Tales” was largely due to scheduling conflicts.

“Obviously it’s really hard getting all the talent in one place. It’s like herding cats,” he said. “It’s the longest gap we’ve had. I think when you get to a fifth movie, you want to get people hungry again. It’s good we left it this long.”

As to whether there will be a sixth “Pirates” movie, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said it’s up to the fans.

“If they show up for this one and Johnny wants to do another one and Disney wants to write a check, we’ll be there,” Bruckheimer said.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” bows on May 26.

Watch an interview with co-director Espen Sandberg below.

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  1. Anika says:

    I think Disney should do the 6th movie of Pirates Caribbean.. Time to show the next journey of Jack Sparrow and Will Turner.. Including Barbossa daughter.. Will&Elizabeth sons.. Dont forget.. Gibbs and Monkey,

    • Wiktoria says:

      They will make 6th movie, if you watch “Dead Men Tell No Tales”/”Salazar’s Revenge” until the subtites end there is an extra scene and our old friends shows up there <3 I waited for this movie since 2015 and today i finally watched it! Now, i will wait for 6th part of PoC <3

  2. Coleman says:

    Literally horrible films…I don’t understand how anyone can watch this crap.

    • Boycie20 says:

      theyre just alot of fun. Yes some of the acting isn’t great and its a cheesy, but thats the point. Its family friendly entertainment.

    • NeoTaoistTechnoPagan says:

      “How dare anyone enjoy something I don’t enjoy!”

      Coleman, have you ever thought of being like the lantern of your namesake and just be put out? I’ll bet you can suck the happiness out of a room when you enter.

  3. Celestine Crews says:

    Go Johnny!

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