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Will filming on Pirates of the Caribbean 4 be delayed?

Jun. 10, 2010by: Mike Sampson

Buried in an article about Tim Burton and his participation on the DreamWorks film MONSTERPOCALYPSE (find out more about that news here) comes word that PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, which was scheduled to begin shooting this month in Hawaii, may be getting pushed back.

As the story goes, Depp just finished filming THE TOURIST with Angelina Jolie and may want to take a break before beginning work on grueling PIRATES shoot. It's unclear how long a break Depp is looking for but article mentioned that it would be enough to "take Depp of the table for the rest of the year." The first PIRATES film shot for about four months, which could mean that filming on the fourth film could be pushed back until the beginning of September.

Depp takes a break and filming is pushed back a few months, sowhat whocares? you're asking. If filming didn't wrap until the end of the 2010, it'd be really tough for the film to make it's previously announced May 20, 2011 release date.

I'm sure Disney (and Warner Bros. who wants Depp available for DARK SHADOWS sooner rather than later) would love to pressure Depp into scrapping his vacation plans and starting ASAP (as the article notes, PiIRATES 4 could still move ahead as planned). But Depp now has enough clout to make these kinds of decisions and if he wants some time with his family before PIRATES 4 (and honestly, who could blame him) it could impact quite a few films down the line.

Extra Tidbit: The fourth film will have Jack Sparrow searching for the Fountain of Youth.
Source: THR

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2:49AM on 06/11/2010
well if he needs to rest to help get into character then I say go for it, though I'm going on vacation this summer and it would have been cool to watch them film!
well if he needs to rest to help get into character then I say go for it, though I'm going on vacation this summer and it would have been cool to watch them film!
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12:43AM on 06/11/2010
Good for Depp. I think Thor and Captain America are enough to keep me occupied next summer.
Good for Depp. I think Thor and Captain America are enough to keep me occupied next summer.
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5:20PM on 06/10/2010
I hope he takes his breather long enough for them to scrap the 4th Pirates.
I hope he takes his breather long enough for them to scrap the 4th Pirates.
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2:31PM on 06/10/2010
WTF Depp we want our Pirates NOW!! In all seriousness though good for him. Take a breather spend time with your family. Can't wait to see the 4th film though. Dead Mans Chest is still my favorite.
WTF Depp we want our Pirates NOW!! In all seriousness though good for him. Take a breather spend time with your family. Can't wait to see the 4th film though. Dead Mans Chest is still my favorite.
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2:09PM on 06/10/2010
Let him take all the time he needs. I dug the sequels. The third one got kind of weird for a Disney blockbuster, but I think the second one is the best of the three. Davy Jones FTW!
Let him take all the time he needs. I dug the sequels. The third one got kind of weird for a Disney blockbuster, but I think the second one is the best of the three. Davy Jones FTW!
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1:30PM on 06/10/2010

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11:35AM on 06/10/2010

Ok

If the guy needs a break, give him a break. I dont understand the hatred for the Pirates sequels. I thought the 2nd one had a cool cliffhanger that I didnt see coming. And the 3rd had a nice dark ending. Wasnt the typical Disney happy ending. I dug it.
If the guy needs a break, give him a break. I dont understand the hatred for the Pirates sequels. I thought the 2nd one had a cool cliffhanger that I didnt see coming. And the 3rd had a nice dark ending. Wasnt the typical Disney happy ending. I dug it.
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11:08AM on 06/10/2010

I really...

Could care less. I lost all faith in this series after Pirates 3.
Could care less. I lost all faith in this series after Pirates 3.
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10:50AM on 06/10/2010
Hence, we get a little glimpse into the downside of the hype and high $$$ career choices. People need that home-base and time w/ family & loved ones. Life can't always be about seeking $ and adulation 24/7.
Hence, we get a little glimpse into the downside of the hype and high $$$ career choices. People need that home-base and time w/ family & loved ones. Life can't always be about seeking $ and adulation 24/7.
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10:54AM on 06/10/2010
Well put Doc, Even the big names are human
Well put Doc, Even the big names are human