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Johnny Depp Won't Put on Pirate Shirt for 2015

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As has already been noted today, 2015 is packed with enough big franchise titles that we may never need make another non-sequel again. But one title we now won't be seeing is a Johnny Depp Pirate. Previously scheduled for a July 10 release of that year, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has now reportedly been bumped to summer 2016. The reason: Disney's newfound commitment to actually sort of trying on these things.

It seems The Lone Ranger taught the studio they can't sell a Depp on makeup and eccentricity alone, so they're going to work on the Pirates script some more before they bother prepping the CGI boat. Said Disney production president Sean Bailey:

"Like audiences around the globe, we have high expectations for Jack Sparrow's next adventure and we want to have all the right elements in place. We're not there yet and we want to make sure this project is everything these wonderful characters and of course the fans deserve."

Not to worry, Depp will still be receiving his regular Disney stipend: he'll be shooting the studio's Alice in Wonderland 2 and playing Into the Woods' Big Bad Wolf in the coming months. Those scripts are already in good enough shape to be sold on hairpieces.

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