Photos of the capuchin monkey being used in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” have been shared by Martin Kleba, who plays a pirate called Marty in the movie. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp met with some fans at Tweed, Australia.
Kleba shared these photos of the monkey on his Twitter account. The words “monkey love” and “mates” appear with hashtags in the tweet. The monkey will be the pet of Captain Barbossa, played by Geoffrey Rush, and is called Jack in the movie.
Filming is currently underway at Hastings Point in Australia. According to Gold Coast Bulletin, the filming location has drawn big crowds. A massive artificial skeleton of a whale has been set up on the site. The filming at this location is expected to end Tuesday.
It’s apparently “whale watching season” at Hastings Point, which attracts crowds every year. However, the report notes that there are “definitely extra people around” because of the filming. Some of the fans also get to meet cast members on the set.
Depp, who will reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, met with some of the fans who came to meet him at the production set. This video shows the actor clicking selfies with some of the fans who came to see him.
According to Tweed Daily News, about 200 people had turned up at the location to meet the actor, despite a possibility of rain. Depp is said to have spent an hour talking with the fans and the report notes that the actor was in “full character” during his interaction with them.
Rush is said to have been spotted leaving the set, reading the script inside a car. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is slated to be released on July 7, 2017, in the U.S.