If Depp's onboard, 'Pirates' may keep sailing By Mary McNamara
Times Staff Writer
March 30, 2007
"At World's End" may not be the end of the world.
Word on the Walt Disney Studios backlot is that, while "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," which opens on Memorial Day weekend, is the end of the trilogy, it may not be the end of the franchise.
According to insiders, Johnny Depp has said he would be interested in keeping the swaggering Capt. Jack Sparrow alive in other pirate adventures and, as the film's production director Rick Heinrichs says, "If Johnny's interested, why wouldn't they?"
Many of the larger set pieces have been kept and put in storage.
Costar Orlando Bloom says he too has heard the rumors.
"But they haven't said anything to me," he said with a laugh during an interview, "so I guess I'm not coming back."
In the meantime, those left hanging by "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" need have no fear — "World's End" promises a complete end to the story begun in 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
"All questions will be answered," Bloom says.