Apparently the news that has been circulating about a fourth Pirate film is far from true, including the record payday for Johnny Depp.
In his blog, Terry Rossio wrote:
“For the record, none of the recent Pirates 4 rumors have any truth, including the so-called record 50 million dollar payday for Depp.
Some pretty funny stuff, though. Sacha Cohen? Tim Burton? Studios are way too protective of their franchises for that sort of thing.”
The only confirmed fact is that Depp will will return as Jack Sparrow. It’s a shame, I would have loved to see Depp walk with 50 million and star in a half-rate addition to a franchise that definitely has overstayed its welcome.