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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Filming Set To Begin?

While some scenes from each of the four previous Pirates of the Caribbean movies may have been shot in the actual Caribbean, the vast majority of location shots took place in Hawaii. A local news report says that will change with episode 5 of the series, which could begin filming in Puerto Rico as soon as November 2012. It’s also a possibility that episodes 5 and 6 will be shot simultaneously.

Johnny Depp is rumored to be getting a $95 million payday for coming back as Captain Jack Sparrow one more time. Series scribe Terry Rossio is writing the script, but so far a director has not been announced (which you think would be important if shooting was to begin in two months). Geoffrey Rush, who plays Captain Barbossa, was quoted in Collider talking about his character and the prospects for the 5th film.

The best part, for me, has been that the writers have managed to give an evolution to the character. He started out as this spat out from hell villain who was the bad guy and an evil dude. And in the course of the subsequent films, he used those particular powers to become a politician, brokering a G20 summit of pirate lords. In the last film, he went over to the other side and worked for the king. So, on that level, it feels as though I’m going into a new terrain each time, which is terrific. And I believe, in the script that’s being developed for the fifth film, they do it with great care and consideration. The writers and Jerry Bruckheimer, as producer, can’t start a film like this, with a creative team that’s so huge and the amount of money that’s involved, without knowing that the script is in good shape. You can’t start shooting this sort of stuff, if there’s holes in it. But, as to when it will go, I know nothing.

With the worldwide box office for Pirates 4 sailing past the $1 billion mark, it was a given that at least one more Pirates of the Caribbean film would be forthcoming. Are you excited for the prospect? Or have you given up on the franchise?

(via The Film Stage)

8 thoughts on “Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Filming Set To Begin?”

  1. I, for one, am always ready for another POTC film. I have enjoyed them all. Was the last one my favorite? No. But I enjoyed it none the less. If you don’t like them, don’t watch them. But know there are plenty of people who want more.

    1. It feels to me like Disney is beating a dead horse at this point. Not denouncing you for liking the films or anything, by all means enjoy them if you do. I just hate watching Disney milk the PotC franchise dry, especially when it begins to impede on the classic attraction upon which it is based. Disney better cross their fingers that the Jack Sparrow animatronic they added in is still relevant in 20 years.

  2. Even I can admit that I’m a little worn out with the POTC franchise. I was a huge fan (midnight showings in all), but now I’m simply a moderate fan. Part 3 in the trilogy ruined it for me. Part 4 was a come back of sorts, but still fell short of greatness that part 1 established. All in all, regrettably, POTC has lost its magic. Sorry Disney. =(

  3. I cant wait for another POTC movie. I say keep them comming. I was never a huge fan of Johnny Depp, but he has made Jack Sparrow his own, and Geoffrey Rush is my favorite actor, so as long as he comes back I’ll love it!! I am sad that they didn’t have the crew in the 4th one. I loved Black Beard and I want to see where they can take it.. Its kinda hard to get sick of high sea adventures with Sparrow and Barbossa. The 3rd installment is my favorite. I am happy that they ended Wil and Elizabeth. Also Gore should direct it.

  4. !-9-13
    I for one absoultly love potc movies and cant wait for the new one,they cant film it fast enough,I love Jack and the story lines and i am a avid collector of the potc collectables.

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