Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides hasn’t even made it into theaters yet and we’ve already been hit with this recent news from Yahoo!:
Johnny Depp’s tour guide on his “Pirates of the Caribbean” voyages is plotting the course for a fifth installment even before the fourth movie sails into theaters.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer says he has a screenplay in the works for a fifth “Pirates” tale after May’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” comes out.
After hearing in January that Terry Rossio was set to write the script for Pirates 5, now the movie is ready to go with a screenplay. Some people may be giving an “enough already” groan, but I for one see this as welcome news. I’m all about more adventures without the ball and chain of Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley) or Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) dragging the movie down.
Even though I still enjoyed At World’s End it seemed like it could have been better without their love story in the way. There will be plenty of romance for Captain Jack with Penelope Cruz, and maybe an entirely different chick in the fifth film. Heck, he could be the pirate James Bond and have a new “Sparrow Girl” each movie. Luckily, producer Jerry Bruckheimer has stated that Stranger Tides and any future Pirates movies will be standalone films, continuing to follow Sparrow on different adventures. It’s a shame they didn’t do that with Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End, instead of filming them back to back and having interlocking stories.
The fourth Pirates movie, On Stranger Tides comes out May 20th of this year, and follows Captain Jack and Barbossa as they hunt for the Fountain of Youth. Also stepping in as the new bad ass pirate is Ian McShane as the infamous Black Beard. McShane seems to have been born for a role like this, already proving he can play a foul-mouthed, ruthless SOB in the HBO series Deadwood with his character Al Swearengen. (Ironic considering how much he swore on the show.) Also a newcomer is Penelope Cruz, playing Black Beard’s daughter and Sparrow’s romance interest Angelica. The new movie also features mythical elements such as zombies and mermaids who don’t look so nice. Let me tell ya, you add zombies to anything nowadays and you have an instant hit!
I can’t wait for On Stranger Tides to come out, and even though I don’t know how that one will pan out I’m still excited for the announcement of a fifth movie. Let the speculation begin about what a fifth Pirate’s movie could bring.
Check out the trailer for Pirate’s of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides…
POTC Random Fact: Hugh Jackman was originally considered to play Captain Jack Sparrow.