Cannes 2011: Johnny Depp says ‘Pirates’ will sail on until ‘the people get tired of it’

May 16, 2011 | 8:02 a.m.
penelope cruz and johnny depp at cannes Cannes 2011: Johnny Depp says Pirates will sail on until the people get tired of it

Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp at Cannes (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)

The latest installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise dropped anchor at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, bringing with it a crew of big stars, including Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is the fourth film in a series that has made a fortune for Disney, with a combined global box office tally so far of $2.7 billion. Reviews of the new chapter, which hits theaters in the United States on May 20, have been mixed, though, and some analysts predict that it may struggle to match the impressive tallies of previous outings, even in the 3-D format.

Depp said in Cannes that there would be more ahead if the films remained popular: “If the people get tired of it or something, that’s when it stops, I think,” he told a news conference. “If people want it, I’m there.”

In “On Stranger Tides,” the actor returns to his role as the indomitable Captain Jack Sparrow after a gap of four years,  Geoffrey Rush is back as Barbossa, and Rolling Stone Keith Richards puts in another cameo as Sparrow’s father. There are new faces, with Ian McShane portraying the fearsome Blackbeard and Cruz his daughter Angelica. Once the hero escapes the clutches of the English king, he embarks on a race to reach the Fountain of Youth.

— Reuters


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3 Responses to Cannes 2011: Johnny Depp says ‘Pirates’ will sail on until ‘the people get tired of it’

  1. TonyTruax says:

    He said the same thing on CTV news. JD and JB will probably continue to collaborate until the entire franchise has been completed. Nice job on the post and your site is super sophisticated.

  2. JOJO says:

    I think potc 4 will be great can't wait to see it!!! It will do great at the box office.I think the critics have already written their reviews before they have seen it. They want it to do bad!

  3. Isa says:

    I am not a big fan of this kind of movies but frankly he is going to make lots of money for himself and producters. I would really love to be his agent and have the bling bling and the freedom of an anonymous life…
    Bonne chance pour ce film en tout cas…

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