EntertainmentCelebrities Johnny Depp's hand injury delays production of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Johnny Depp's hand injury has delayed production of his new 'Pirates' film. Photo Credit: EPA / HANNAH MCKAY By WILL MENDELSON email@example.com March 31, 2015 4:13 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Fans of "Pirates of the Caribbean," you'll most likely have to wait just a bit longer for the next film. And you can blame the star, Johnny Depp, for that. Depp, 51, suffered a hand injury off set during production of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." Depp returned to Los Angeles on March 11 to undergo surgery for the injury. And because of that, producers were forced to shut down production, reportedly until April 15. "Producers will mothball the entire production and recast every part if the other actors aren't available for a postponed shoot to be sure they can make the movie with Johnny," a source close to the film told the Gold Coast Bulletin in Australia. Disney has yet to push back the release date of July 7, 2017, but will likely happen. By WILL MENDELSON firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.