Look I’m not going to pull any punches or beat around the bush here. Pirates of the Caribbean 3 was just a garbage movie and left me completely sick and tired of the franchise… which is a shame because I absolutely LOVED the first film. I didn’t want to see any more Pirates movies after the last fiasco.
But now for whatever reason, a couple of years removed from Pirates 3, I find myself softening a LITTLE bit on the idea of Pirates 4. The characters are just so great (well… Jack and Barbossa are anyway) and the setting is so grand… there is just so much potential there if they dump Knightly and Bloom and get back to some of the simplicity of the first film.
Anyway, in a recent interview Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed that Johnny Depp is coming back as Captain Jack and that Disney is moving Pirates 4 to the front of their priority list. The Film Stage gives us this:
Pirates 4 is the priority right now for Disney. “A beloved character and Johnny’s (Johnny Depp) really excited about coming back to Captain Jack. He certainly is interested in Tonto, but Disney’s priority is to get ‘Pirates’ made first. You never know what’s going to happen, but they would like it.” Bruckheimer also mentioned that the original writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot would be returning as well.
Whatever your thoughts on the Pirates franchise are, you can’t fault Disney for wanting to go back to the well again. After all… Pirates is basically a money printing machine for the Mouse House. Hell… I’d make 12 more if I were them.
So what about you guys? Are you up for Pirates 4 or are you Captain Jacked out?