Depp Injured On Set Of Fifth “Pirates”

It has been a rough week for those involved in the production of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” which has been shooting in Queensland, Australia since last month.

Star Johnny Depp sustained an injury to his hand over the weekend, severely enough that he is flying back to the United States for surgery. Depp was reportedly not on set or filming at the time, and despite the injury production is expected to be “minimally impacted” says The Wrap.

Disney confirmed the injury and says the July 7th 2017 release date of the film remains unchanged. Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Brenton Thwaites, Stephen Graham and Golshifteh Farahani also star in the film.

The news follows an incident earlier this week when a man dressed as a pirate threatened a security guard with a knife on the film’s set before fleeing into nearby bushland says THR. A police search of the area failed to find the man, who was not believed to be an extra.

Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning are directing the project which is being shot at the Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, and in various locations around that part of Australia.