There’s a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie ‘in the works’.  Johnny Depp is signed up (he’s going to be busy), but that’s all I can find so far (although it’s early, and I’m not looking very hard).

Depp is also going to turn up as The Lone Ranger (Jerry Bruckheimer) and the Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland – Tim Burton).

edit: Aha, more detail here.

Walt Disney Studios held a massive event today at the Kodak Theatre in LA, during which the Studios’ chairman, Dick Cook, made a string of announcements about their upcoming movies over the next few years.

And Johnny Depp was at the heart of it all.


That Depp will return as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean 4.
• That he will star as The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s next movie, Alice In Wonderland.
• Neither of those were huge surprises, but the next one was. Boy, was it.

For Depp has signed on to star as Tonto in a movie version of The Lone Ranger, which will be produced by Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer.