Johnny Depp Injured While In Australia For Pirates Of The Caribbean Sequel
Johnny Depp was injured in Australia, where he is on location for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and he reportedly needs surgery.
Depp suffered the injury to his hand. While there are no specific details yet about how he sustained the injury, it did not occur on set. A rep for Disney, which produces the Pirates franchise, confirmed the incident, but not that Depp will need surgery. According to The Wrap, which first reported the news, Depp is returning to the United States to undergo a surgical procedure.
That said, the issue will only minimally impact production, which began last month. Directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning will continue to film other scenes that do not feature Depp’s beloved character, Captain Jack Sparrow. Disney confirms the movie’s release date will not be altered, with the film still slated to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth film in the popular franchise. Depp is joined in the project by returning co-stars Geoffrey Rush, Stephen Graham, and Kevin R. McNally. Javier Bardem plays the film’s villain, and they’ll be joined by another Pirates newbie, Brenton Thwaites.
Production is expected to continue through the summer. Gossip Cop has reached out for more information on Depp’s injury. We will have updates.