A continuation of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies has been rumored for quite some time, now we have some news on a potential fourth film in the franchise.
Courtesy CinemaBlend, the site is reporting from one of their sources that a fourth film is almost certainly going to happen and that Johnny Depp is “all but assured to return”. Also returning would be Geoffrey Rush and Gore Verbinski as director, but the rest of the cast would not be returning, as the film would be solely Jack based:
That’s right, Pirates 4 will cast aside Will and Elizabeth to make it an all Jack Sparrow movie. That won’t be the only change Disney is planning to make when the series continues though. Our scooper says, “the ending of Pirates 3, the fountain of youth story might not be the only story they might used the next pirate’s film. The fountain story could used in another form to introduce the story for Pirates 4… the next film might be a departure from the same formula of the last three movies as well, meaning that Jerry Bruckheimer could be planning to enter the realm of Science Fiction this time around and it could be the heart of a new trilogy with Jack Sparrow and his crew of misfits. Some of the brainstorming going around involves some Jules Verne type of scenarios involving some pretty big flying machines, a man who wants to rule more than just the ocean, a encounter with the most famous and dangerous pirate of all, a race to get to a lost world (Hint, Hint) and Jack and his crew going to where no pirate has gone before (No, its not space but Disney had made animated movie about this place before with Michel J Fox voicing one of the characters).”
The site continues to report that Disney is in no rush to get moving on the project, stating that: “word is that the start date could be around 2009 to 2011.”
Since none of this can be confirmed, treat it as just a rumor for the time being.