Captain Jack is back.
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5, which may or may not keep its previously announced “Dead Men Tell No Tales” subtitle, has set sail for Queensland, where production is being set up at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
Cameras are said to start rolling in February 2015, with Johnny Depp stepping back into Captain Jack Sparrow’s boots as soon as he wraps production on gangster biopic Black Mass (currently filming) and Alice in Wonderland 2.
Orlando Bloom is also rumored to be coming back aboard as blacksmith-turned-pirate Will Turner.
“There have certainly been some discussions about it and I’m open to it,” Bloom said at Oz Comic-Con in Brisbane. “That whole experience working with Johnny and Gore (Verbinski) was really amazing for me.
“One of the reasons I jumped at the opportunity was because Johnny was involved. I was such a massive fan of Johnny Depp growing up so to get up close and personal to Johnny and see how he worked as an actor was just a massive gift.”
Currently set for a July 7, 2017 release, POTC 5 will open a week after Despicable Me 3 and one week before the sequel to next year’s Fantastic Four movie reboot, and will mean a huge boost for the Australian economy with a tentative budget set at around $250 million.
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