Johnny Depp Taps Keith Richards For 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Return

Johnny Depp Keith Richards PiratesThe $3.5 billion Pirates of the Caribbean franchise may see another mega-star reprise in its fifth installment, and it may not just be Johnny Depp. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards may return to the franchise after an invitation from Depp.

Richards has bombarded the franchise in all four installments with his persona alone. Depp made no secret that the superstar musician inspired his flamboyant portrayal of Jack Sparrow since its launch back in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Richards took the cue and sailed into the role of Captain Teague in 2007 with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and again in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). Now with a fifth return the swashbuckling franchise, even Depp is apparently awaiting Richards' final ayyy or nay, though he teased that the plank has been lowered for his return.

"I spoke to Johnny a couple of weeks ago and he said, 'Are you up for another one?' I can leave it at that because I know no more," Richards told BBC 6 Music. "But I do have the costume! (It helps because) some kids who don't know nothing (sic) about the Rolling Stones go, 'There's Johnny Depp's dad! There's Captain Teague, arrgh!"

Keith Richards and the rest of his Rolling Stones crew have hit the big screen more recently in Brett Morgen's documentary Crossfire Hurricane, which had a premiere bash last month at the BFI London Film Festival and is currently making the fest rounds. The feature marks the bands' 50 years together.



  • U.S. Breeze says:

    The last Pirates movie sucked. Hope the next one will be better.

  • Bob Truck says:

    We've been without the pirates too long. Somebody disagrees; Somebody else doesn't care.

    • Michele says:

      I agree that the last storyline seemed weaker, but it also had an ending that just screamed another installment was already in the works. I for one would go see it. Me and My father both have all of these movies.

  • Jam says:

    Can't wait for the next POTC!

  • adriene says:

    The last pirate movie was awesome.I got it on DVD.I cant wait until the next one comes out!

  • Rose says:

    I agree the last movie was bad..This one really should be better.

  • Judy says:

    I have loved all of the POTC. I am a HUGE Johnny fanatic & can't wait for the follow up movies.

  • shawn says:

    Let it die already. The last one was really unbearable. Even the first 3 were pretty boring. Most of the time it just had a bunch of stuff happening all over the screen that was hard to focus or even keep up with what was going on; almost as bad as the transformer movies. They should have just did the story in one movie and moved on.

    • myself says:

      If that's how you really feel, maybe you should take your A.D.D. Medication, quit watching the pirate movies, and find something better to do with your time than post opinions that nobody really cares about.. seems like common sense to me..

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