Los Angeles: Hollywood star Johnny Depp is flying to the US for surgery after injuring his hand shooting 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' in Australia last weekend.
Johnny Depp plays the character of Captain Jack Sparrow in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise
Production on the fifth installment of the 'Pirates' franchise, which began last month on Australia's Gold Coast, is not expected to be overly impacted by Depp's injury according to Disney sources, The release date is still set for July 7, 2017.
Depp, 51, reprises his role of Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' and is joined in the cast by rising stars Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, as well as Javier Bardem, in a villainous role.
The film is directed by 'Kon Tiki' directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning.