Well we all heard wind that there may be more Pirates movies coming our way, but today Verbinsky actually announces his thoughts on the sequel. We get the word from the horses mouth via movieweb:
Are you planning on doing a 4th part?
Gore Verbinski: I think the trilogy is now complete. All of the stories set in motion by the first film have been resolved. If there ever were another Pirates of the Caribbean film, I would start fresh and focus on the further adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Mr. Verbinsky you have answered correctly. I dislike the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, with each film I descended further into the basement of loathing, and at the end of the journey I was knee deep in sewage. We have talked on TMB:Uncut about the best possible route for the franchise (post trilogy) and the answer was always a Jack Sparrow or Capt. Barbosa standalone film.
Now I am not going to say that I think the new movie will be good. I am most certainly not going to say I am looking forward to it, but I will concede that this is the lesser of all possible evils. If they are able to make a quality movie about piracy – I will be first in line to pump my fist. Lets have less romance, more swashbuckling and see what happens.