Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is a go!

In the best film related news since the announcement of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and its subsequent sequels, a 4th Pirates of the Caribbean has been all but confirmed!

Yes, the mighty Johnny Depp will be reprising his role as the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow, but there will be no return for Knightly and Bloom, so no Elizabeth and Will. The Hollywood grapevine is saying that Geoffrey Rush will be back which means Captain Barbossa graces our screens once more and that Gore Verbinski will be back at the helm to direct.

With the announcement of Depp and Rush I am hoping for a prequel which will story the conflict between Sparrow and Rush that was alluded to in the first film. The story of Elizabeth and Will has run its course so their absence won’t be missed here. Other characters I’d like to see return are Lee Arenberg and Mackenzie Crook as Pintel and Ragetti respectively, and possibly Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma to tell the story of her time with Barbossa. Stellan Skarsgård as Bootstrap Bill would seem appropriate too and would be an extra family tie in to the first three films.

As an obsessive of the ride at Disneyland Resort Paris ride and a huge fan of the first three films, I am overjoyed that a 4th film is more than likely going to be made – Yo Ho Yo Ho, A Pirates Life For Me – Indeed!

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