Johnny Depp won’t be making another Pirates of the Caribbean movie anytime soon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the next installment of the movie will be delayed beyond its planned summer 2015 release date, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer says the decision to push Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is set to return Depp to the Capt. Jack Sparrow role, was made because of script issues. He is hopeful that the film can be ready for summer 2016. “We have an outline everyone loves but the script is not done,” Bruckheimer told THR.
The move comes in the aftermath of The Lone Ranger’s failure at the box office this summer. Disney has said that the $250 million-plus production from the team behind the Pirates movies could lead to a $190 million write down for the studio.
THR asked Jerry whether the potential price tag of the next Pirates film played a role in the delay.
“It’s all a factor. We want a script that everyone’s signed off on and a budget that everyone’s signed off on,” he said.