According to reports, screenwriter Terry Rossio has started writing a script for the fifth installment much before the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Talking about it, producer Jerry Bruckheimer says, “As long as the audience embraces this one, we'll certainly try to make another one. It's really up to Johnny."
Johnny Depp seems to be fed up with playing the same old Captain Jack Sparrow. He said that he needed a break from the role so that he has time to play other characters. But Bruckheimer says, “The audience told us what they loved about it is that it was fresh, it was new, it was a whole new story. So that will carry over into the next one, too, to give it something fresh and different."