Honesty is always the best policy, unless we’re talking about a multi-million dollar film franchise resting on an honest person’s shoulders. Then somebody’s fedora is going to get outfitted with toxic nerve gas. In an interview with EW, Johnny Depp admits he didn’t understand the Pirates sequels. Apparently Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End proved to mind-bending for director Gore Verbinski as well. “They had to invent a trilogy out of nowhere,” Depp said of the increasingly involved film series. “It was plot driven and complicated. I remember talking to [Gore Verbinski, director of the first three films] at certain points during production of 2 or 3, and saying: ‘I don’t really know what this means.’ He said, ‘Neither do I, but let’s just shoot it.’ This guy is this guy’s dad, and this guy in love with this broad. It was like, “What?’”
The convoluted twists and turns of the previous Pirates films might explain why Johnny Depp’s son loves Iron Man over Jack Sparrow. No that Depp actually knows how the films turned out. “I did see the first one. I have not seen the second one or the third one,” the actor admits. Let’s just say your artistic instincts were dead on, Depp.
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