A lot of things will change in this world while we’re still alive. A lot of things won’t change, either, which can be both a time for celebration and a time for day drinking. Somewhere in the middle of that equation is the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which continues to beat a ceaseless march toward eternity while making only slight changes along the way. Reports have Johnny Depp signing on for a fifth installation, which would earn him around an embarrassingly large £60 million to once again play Captain Jack Sparrow. Amusingly enough, a “movie source” adds, “Johnny is being very careful he does not sign on for too many films. He doesn’t want to ruin his career with overexposure like John Travolta or Nic Cage did. This huge deal for Pirates means he will be able to pick his other roles very carefully on the strength of their script rather than their salary.” And, hey, fair enough! But you have to imagine he would’ve hit that financial threshold a few dozen million pounds ago. Then again, the rich and how they live are one of those constants we can count on—like the Pirates franchise, which seems un-killable no matter the diminishing returns.