The actor is reprising his famous role of swashbuckler Captain Jack Sparrow in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which Depp insists features a less convoluted plot than its predecessors.
He tells Britain’s Empire magazine, “The things with Pirates 4, I felt like we owed it to people… You know? Pirates 2 and 3 became quite… sub-plotty (sic). The mathematics of it.
“All these people went to see them two or three times just to figure out what was happening. This one is a little closer in tone to the first: more character driven… more subject driven. It has a freshness… less mathematics.”