Total Film caught up with Johnny Depp on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for an exclusive chat.
On Stranger Tides promises to steer the series back to the old-fashioned fun and adventure that made the original such a blast.
There's a new director at the helm, in the form of Chicago's Rob Marshall. Depp, for one is extremely pleased with his new captain.
"What a treat, you know?" he says of working with the director.
And the praise doesn't end there...
"Rob Marshall is just a wonderful man. Very kind and collaborative."
"It's like going into a think tank, throwing ideas around. If something sparks..."
We'll only find out for sure if Marshall has worked his magic and revitalised the franchise when the film hits this summer.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is released on 18 May 2011.
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