Is Johnny Depp somehow Johnny Depp-proof? With the early receipts for the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise now promising another blockbuster in the bag, it would appear that the actor’s somehow invulnerable to his own noxious public profile. Though the revelation that he had physically abused longtime partner Amber Heard came to light last year, it apparently hasn’t diminished his earning potential, and frustrating as that may be, it means we’re in for a whole lot more Depp. And if producer Jerry Bruckheimer has anything to say about, more Jack Sparrow in specific.
Johnny Depp needs some public image rehabilitation, and badly. When it came out last year that he had physically abused former spouse Amber Heard, a dark and sickly pallor was cast over the heretofore beloved actor’s profile. It isn’t helping that he hasn’t been in a good movie since 2011 (Rango, though Verbinski’s follow-up The Lone Ranger has its supporters), and hasn’t been in a really profitable one since 2014’s Into the Woods. The guy has to save a little face if he wants to secure his future in this business, and what better way to do that than to play to the only demographic unaware of his unsavory personal life: the youth!
Before it was a massive movie franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean was just another ride at Disneyland. But, it wasn't just any ride. Built in 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean was actually the last ride that was personally overseen by Walt Disney before his death in 1966. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which sets sail with Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean!
It was announced back in May of this year that 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' scored directing duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg of 'Kon-Tiki' fame, with a July 10, 2015 release date on the horizon. Though production isn't expected to kick off until early next year, a golden nugget of info has been unearthed, and it's the official title: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.'
Since we can’t spend the entire Memorial Day weekend barbecuing, many Americans observe the day by hopping over to the local cinema to take in a blockbuster movie and some free air conditioning.
Do you still care about Disney's "Pirates" franchise? To be honest, I do. I don't care how many sequels a movie has as long as the movies remain high-quality. "Pirates" has yet to put up a stinker in my opinion, so I'll be seeing "On Stranger Tides" until I see a bad "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. Check out the trailer inside!