As of this writing, we know that Johnny Depp is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, written by Jeff Nathanson and directed by Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, who are aiming for a 2016 release. Everything else that follows can be filed squarely under “rumor”. We’ve got a few new possible plot details for the fifth installment of the high-seas fanchise, along with a pair of actors who could be starring alongside Depp, plus a host of character descriptions. It’ll be interesting to say the least if it all turns out to be true, but there’s a good chance it’s nothing but bilge. Hit the jump for more.
In what was surely one of the biggest premieres of all time, Disneyland was shut down on Saturday, May 7th so that the entire cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, including the monkey, could turn out to greet fans and sign autographs. Thousands of park guests showed up starting at midnight to see all of the special guests at the first-ever outdoor film premiere in 3D, which was also a benefit for Boys & Girls Club of America.
Joining Mickey Mouse himself were cast members Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz , Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Sam Claflin, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Kevin McNally, Óscar Jaenada, Greg Ellis, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, various mermaids and zombies, director Rob Marshall, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, composer Hans Zimmer, book author Tim Powers and Disney Chairman Bob Iger. Other celebs who made appearances on the black carpet were Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Jodie Foster, Desperate Housewives co-stars Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria, Eliza Dushku with boyfriend Rick Fox, Kirstie Alley with Dancing with the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Martin Short, rocker Steven Tyler, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Emma Roberts, Andy Garcia, Karl Urban and Steven R. McQueen of The Vampire Diaries, among others. Check out all of the exclusive photos after the jump:
It looks like Jack Sparrow is going to be showing some love to Papa Sparrow as The Playlist is reporting that Johnny Depp will be directing a documentary about the life of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Depp, whose last film was 1997′s The Brave, tells the European Media:
“Now that I’m wiser, and that enough time has passed, I can experience directing again. Already next week I’ll start working on a Keith Richards documentary. While I’m in Drvengrad, my editor is already working on kilometers of archive footage and footage of his concerts. I’m very touched that Keith agreed to show up in front of my cameras.”
I’m curious to see if Depp’s documentary will focus on Richards’ entire life or turn its attention to some key moments in the musician’s career. I hope Depp addresses Richards’ chronic case of being unable to die.
Spike TV is airing the 2009 Scream Awards tomorrow night at 10 PM, ET/PT. Since the show was recorded last week in Hollywood, the network has made a few clips available to help promote the ceremony. So if you’d like to see a sneak peak of Johnny Depp honoring Kieth Richards with the Rock Immortal Award, William Shatner accepting The Ultimate Scream award on behalf of JJ Abrams, Stephen Moyer thanking Alan Ball for being a match maker while accepting the award for Best Horror Actor and Jessica Alba presenting Johnny Depp with the scream award for Most Anticipated Fantasy Movie…hit the jump to take a look: