September 11, 2009

Depp aboard for fourth ‘Pirates’ voyage

Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at the Walt Disney Co.'s D23 Expo in Anaheim to announce his participation in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean flick.

The Los Angeles Times said about 5,000 fans greeted Depp, dressed as his iconic screen character, Jack Sparrow, at Friday's event.

Pirates of the Caribbean: In Strange Waters is expected to arrive in theaters in 2012. Depp's previous three Pirates flicks have earned about $1 billion at the U.S. box office.

The actor will also be seen in the coming Disney pictures Alice in Wonderland and The Lone Ranger.