Filming delayed on Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 after Johnny Depp flies home for surgery
Filming on new blockbuster Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 has been slightly delayed and rearranged after leading man Johnny Depp suffered a hand injury.
Depp, who is reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, has flown back to the US for surgery from the film's set in Queensland, Australia and there is currently no set date for him to return.
According to the Wrap, production has been largely unaffected with scenes that do not feature Depp being brought forward and filmed while he recovers. The film's release date so far remains unchanged.
The film, which is titled Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, sees both Maleficent star Brenton Thwaites and The Maze Runner's Kaya Scodelario play key roles.
The script is written by Catch Me If You Can's Jeff Nathanson, with Norwegian pair Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directing. Filming has been taking place almost exclusively in Queensland after producers Disney agreed a deal with the Australian government, who agreed to put just under $20 million towards the film.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is due to be released on July 7th, 2017.