EXCLUSIVE: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Gears Up for Summer 2012 Shoot

Actor Kevin McNally believes the next sequel could hit theaters in 2013, while he also discusses his role in ‘The Raven’.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 may shoot next summer
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 may shoot next summer
Even before the worldwide success of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Disney was prepping for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 back in January by hiring writer Terry Rossio. We haven't heard much about the sequel since then, aside from rumblings that Johnny Depp is close to signing on. I recently got to speak with actor Kevin McNally, who plays Joshamee Gibbs in the franchise, and he revealed they may be eyeing a summer 2012 production start for Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Here's what he had to say below.

"I think the intention is to shoot another Pirates film next summer. Whether that will happen or not, I don't know. I hope so. I quite need a holiday in Hawaii at the end of my theater run, so it would work out perfectly for me. I think we have every intention of doing that next year. I think two years between each film is very good for the audience. When we did 2 and 3 within a year between them, I think that was probably a bit soon. So, if we did one next year, it would probably come out in 2013. That would be good."

When I asked him if Rob Marshall would return to direct Pirates of the Caribbean 5, he said nothing is official yet, but he believes the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides should make him the first filmmaker on the list.

"Those things don't quite trickle down to me for many, many months. I'm not the first to be told these things, so I don't know, but I would imagine, with the huge financial success of Number 4, that he would be the first port of call. Maybe he has feelings about whether he wants to do another pirate film or not. I don't know. All these things are up in the air."

Kevin McNally also talked a bit about The Raven, which hits theaters March 9, 2012. He portrays the publisher of John Cusack's Edgar Allan Poe, who may be considered a suspect in the grisly murders surrounding the poet's work.

"I play Edgar Allan Poe's publisher, who is very frustrated that he has got writer's block. The film is about trying to work out... there's a serial killer using Edgar Allan Poe's methods from his stories. Obviously, Poe is under suspicion, and he's trying to work out who would be doing this to him, and for what reason. A lot of the people in the film would have a reason to try and inspire him to write more, including my own character. It's a very dark, psychological thriller, although there's some wonderful humor. John Cusack is extraordinary as Poe, because he's a wonderfully powerful and intense actor. I think he found a lot in Poe that he really, really loved. (Director) James McTeigue is a master of darkness, of dark horror. I'm really looking forward to it. I had a fantastic experience doing it, and I particularly enjoyed it because that came right after Pirates, because it was so different. I always like to do that after I finish a Pirates movie."

Click Here! to read my full interview with Kevin McNally about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which debuts on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD October 18.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes to theaters July 7th, 2017 and stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Martin Klebba, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg.

The Raven was released April 27th, 2012 and stars John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Kevin McNally, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jimmy Yuill, Sam Hazeldine. The film is directed by James McTeigue.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released May 20th, 2011 and stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Stephen Graham. The film is directed by Rob Marshall.

Sources: Brian Gallagher

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Comments (22)

  1. Debraj Pal

    yes...& all other 4 parts are awesome...i like it very much..

    3 years agoby @Debraj-PalFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    Hmmm ok!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. Sean

    No, i would think that just means that they are going to change some things in the script to make it better, and he didn't say anything about the release year being later then 2013, if that's all that he said in that THR interview.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Makrciana

    But you're trusting this information...and from my point of view it's just speculation...

    Did you read Bruckheimer's interview at "The Hollywood Reporter" today? He said about Pirates: "THR: Where are you with Pirates 5?
    Bruckheimer: We're in the outline phase. We will lay out a story. We have a script, but we decided we could do better."
    They didn't have script finished yet!!...

    3 years agoby @makrcianaFlag

  5. Sean

    No, i would think it would be released in the Summer of 2013, because they are going to be filming a year before in Summer 2012, so a year later for a theatrical release in theaters in Summer 2013 sounds about right.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Makrciana

    @themoviefanatic: Well, probably because Pirates will be release in the summer...but in 2014?

    3 years agoby @makrcianaFlag

  7. Sean

    Well, all the other Pirates of the Caribbean movies have been released during the Summer in the years they were released to theaters. I don't see why they would change that.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. Makrciana

    Disney had pushed back "Thor 2" (moved to fall) to make a room for "Lone Ranger" in the summer season...I don't think they will move "Lone Ranger" again!

    3 years agoby @makrcianaFlag

  9. Sean

    Maybe they will end up changing the Lone Rangers release date to fall 2013, and release Pirates 5 in Summer 2013.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. thrashnasty190

    Too many Pirate movies, gonna turn out like the Saw franchise.

    3 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  11. Makrciana

    "Lone Ranger" it's being made by the same team that made Pirates...I think it's highly unlikely that they can make two movies in a row (or release at the same year)
    And Johnny has "The Thin Man" with Rob Marshall too (probably the next thing after "Lone Ranger" shooting next year)

    3 years agoby @makrcianaFlag

  12. Rufio

    @themoviefanatic possibly, but it is highly unlikely disney will compete with itself by releasing two of its biggest films (franchise and franchise to be?) within a month (or season) of each other. it is more likely that one will release in fall for holiday money.

    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  13. Sean

    They could always decide to release Pirates 5 in June 2013 or July 2013, if Lone Rangers "May 31 2013" release date causes it to not be a good month to release it theaters.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Rufio

    @makrciana good point, though i dont' see why both COULDN'T be released the same year. they'd probably target pirates 5 to release in november.
    either way, i'm stoked. love the pirates franchise. all good fun. #4 was very well done.

    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  15. Makrciana

    Lone Ranger has set a May 31, 2013 release date...I doubt that pirates will be release at the same year!!

    3 years agoby @makrcianaFlag

  16. ROFLitschristian

    I'm actually kind of sick of Pirates. I just don't really want to see Jack run around anymore. Next.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  17. K.Guy

    YAY... can we get Gore back?

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  18. Sean

    Yes, you bet i am happy about it ! :)

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  19. slysnide

    @ghostman: True, but preliminary reports suggested that Disney also wants to shoot Pirates 5&6 back to back, which would make it 3 Disney productions for Depp all at once. Given that McNally even said he's towards the bottom of the list when it comes to getting information, then I doubt his sources--whatever they are--are accurate.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  20. Ghostman

    I'm sure @sean would be happy about this. @slysnide I believe he is, but you can still film two different movies at the same time.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  21. slysnide

    Isn't Depp shooting "Lone Ranger" for most of next year?

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

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