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Aargh! Depp keeps pirates waiting

Filming on the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie has been delayed further following Johnny Depp's hand injury.

The star, 51, flew back to the US for surgery earlier this month after the accident in Australia, where he was filming the fifth movie in the swashbuckling franchise.

Filming was originally expected to be delayed for two weeks after producers said that the injury would have a "minimal impact" on the shoot in Australia's Gold Coast.

But after it was discovered that Depp, who plays Captain Jack Sparrow in the movies, needed a pin inserted in a finger, it has now been extended to at least four weeks to around April 15, The Hollywood Reporter says.

A spokesman told the publication that filming depended on Depp's recuperation .

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also stars Javier Bardem and Orlando Bloom and is still expected to be released in July 2017.

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