On Monday June 27, 2005, Sci Fi Wire reported that Johnny Depp a.k.a Captain Jack Sparrow appeared at a news conference in Nassau,Bahamas near the set of Pirates of the Caribbean II: Dead Man’s Chest along with director Gore Verbinski. The pair are not giving up on recruiting rocker Keith Richards as Sparrow’s father figure for the POTC movie sequels. “It looks like it’s going to happen,” said Depp. “But I don’t know when. It’s all going to depend on where we are and where he is, because he’s got a little thing called the Rolling Stones tour to do.” If it can be worked out it is good news for Pirates & Stones fans alike who were disappointed when just a month earlier contactmusic.com reported Richards would miss out on the movie opportunity.
With a main actor down with an illness in England and unable to fly to the Bahamas, and with some sets not ready for the shoot, the options were weighed and it was decided to go on hiatus, confirmed Depp when asked about the status of POTC sequel #1: Dead Man’s Chest.
He added, “when we start up again, we’ll shoot the first and second sequels back to back.”
Pics from the interview from the Press Conference in Nassau are to be found here on the board