Pirates of the Caribbean is a multi-billion dollar Walt Disney franchise and is the brain-child of Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer. The franchise includes a theme park ride, three highly successful films as well as numerous video games and children's toys.
The first film "Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl" was released in 2003 and starred Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Stellan Skarsgård, and Naomie Harris.
Johnny Depp has made the main character Captain Jack Sparrow, a loveable drunken pirate, one of the more indelible characters of recent movie history.
The second movie broke box office records on release, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" released in 2006 and the third movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" is also a highly anticipated release.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor took a break from shooting the fifth film of the series to pay a short visit to an Australian children's hospital.
Johnny Depp surprised patients at a children’s hospital in Australia with a flying visit dressed in his full Pirates Of The Caribbean costume, delighting the staff and young patients as his flamboyant, swashbuckling character Captain Jack Sparrow.
Taking a leaf out of fellow Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt’s book, the 52 year old actor dropped in dressed as one of his movie characters in order to raise spirits at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, according to ABC Australia on Tuesday (July 7th).
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow on set
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Fans of the ever-popular 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise will have to wait a little bit long to see Capt. Jack Sparrow on the big screen again
Johnny Depp and co. won't be back on screen in their finest swashbuckling attire for longer than first anticipated, as it has been revealed that Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 will not be finished in time to meet it's originally planned release date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie was due to hit cinemas in summer 2015, but will now arrive at a later date.
Johnny Depp will be returning as Capt. Jack Sparrow
Series producer Jerry Bruckheimer told THR that the decision was made to push back the release date was due to on-going script issues that should be resolved in time to see the film released in time for summer 2016. Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, will see Johnny Depp return to his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, with no further cast details yet announced. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg were in agreement to direct, but this could potentially change with the new script adjustments.
Johnny Depp turned 50 in June 2013. His career has spanned three decades and a wide range of genres. He has appeared in cult classics, Disney blockbusters and everything else in-between. 'The Lone Ranger', his latest film, has not been popular with critics. Some of his previous films have been equally ravaged whilst others have been highly acclaimed.
The Lone Ranger, not so much Johnny Depp's part in it, has been ravaged by critics worldwide. The star turned 50 on June 9th this year (2013). His career has spanned three decades, with his first major appearance occurring in 1984.
Johnny Depp at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, L.A.
Depp's first major film role was in A Nightmare on Elm Street, the hugely successful 80's horror classic. Variety described the movie as "highly imaginative". Depp plays Glen Lantz, one of the teenagers stalked and killed by Freddie Kreuger in his dreams.
Trying to follow Johnny Depp and his companions who were (never thought I'd say this about Johnny) definitely too close to me, as my head and eyes were unbelievably hurt from sitting in the second row, right in front of the cinema screen, I was wondering if the Pirates Of The Caribbean series would ever end.
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