Johnny Depp Injured, Pirates of the Caribbean Production Minimally Impacted

Johnny Depp injured his hand this weekend in Australia and is returning to the United States for surgery, reports TheWrap. The actor was not on set filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at the time of the accident and the production is expected to be “minimally impacted.” The release date for the fifth installment remains July 7, 2017.

“Dead Men Tell No Tales” is directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki) and is filming entirely at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations within Queensland, Australia. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic, Academy Award-nominated role as Captain Jack Sparrow, newly joined by Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old MenSkyfall), rising young stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner, “Skins”) and Brenton Thwaites (MaleficentThe Giver), and Golshifteh Farahani (The Patience StoneExodus: Gods and Kings). Rejoining the action are Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham as Scrum.

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and written by Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You CanIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). The executive producers are Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Brigham Taylor.