Johnny Depp Injury Delays Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Shoot


There have already been a few issues that’ve held up the filming of Disney’s fifth instalment of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie, but this time it’s due to a hand injury to its star Johnny Depp.

According to sources, it’s to do with Depp’s finger that he hurt during his time away from the set of the multi-billion dollar franchise and latest swashbuckling adventure, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales’. The damage (to the production) meant there will be a two-week delay as it heals, but now he’s had to have a pin inserted to sort the problem out for his long term health. So cast and crew are now looking at around a month until their leading man is ready to make his way back in front of the camera.

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It’s likely a massive financial inconvenience to Disney, who have continued to shoot around the actor and get as much done without him as possible. Considering the daily costs for Hollywood movies, a few hundred crew members have been told to stand down until filming can resume.

Other issues the project has suffered from include scripting problems and actor availability and scheduling, so this latest setback is simply another in a long list directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning are experiencing.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales’ is due in cinemas on 7 July, 2017… Pending no further injuries or setbacks, of course.

Picture credits: Disney

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