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Bruckheimer Seems Confident About Depp Returning for Pirates 4

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November 4, 2009
Source: ComingSoon, Collider

Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp

Last week, Disney brought a handful of journalists in to watch the new Prince of Persia trailer and chat with producer Jerry Bruckheimer afterward. Of course, the conversation eventually got to Pirates of the Caribbean and the status of the fourth film. In September, Disney announced that Dick Cook would be stepping down as chairman of Walt Disney Studios, and a few weeks later it was announced that Rich Ross would be replacing him. Following that news, Johnny Depp stated that he was now unsure of returning for another Pirates movie because Cook was no longer there, but Bruckheimer seems confident it'll work out.

"You know, I think that he was very close with Dick [Cook]. We loved him and part of our success is attributed to Dick, which is fantastic, but things change. We've been through a ton of management here at Disney and have had many bosses through the years that I've been here. Somehow you adjust and the gentleman they brought in is very smart. As an executive he's had an enormous amount of success in the area he's been in. He's been a very good partner to us, but that doesn't mean we won't be working with Dick somewhere else down the line. Who knows? We'll just have to see what happens."

I would say he was optimistic, but obviously it's not official. Steve from Collider talked with Bruckheimer privately following the event and got confirmation that they have a finished script (based on Tim Powers' book On Stranger Tides), that the management change at Disney won't affect the production, and that they're still on track to start shooting next year. What worries me more than Depp's involvement is their choice of Rob Marshall as director. That still hasn't been made official, but I'm sorry, I just don't want the guy responsible for directing that damn musical Chicago going anywhere near Pirates of the Caribbean.

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  • Blue Silver
    Of course Bruckheimer is confident.....as he opens up his checkbook to add another zero to Depp's paycheck! :)
  • Broog
    Chicago did win Best Picture though...
  • http://bellsouth.net Sean
    Blue Silver!, I totally laughed at what you said there!, you are absolutely right about that!!!=). Broog, Yes you have a point there!, i agree with you!.
  • http://bellsouth.net Sean
    Looks to me like things are now going uphill for this movie instead of downhill, which "of course" is a good thing for that disney movie franchise and especially for all of its fans out there that are impatiently waiting to it in theaters finally, when it comes out on July 8th, 2011 friday!. O!, and if your wondering where i got that release date as pirates 4's release date, then go to the movie website imdb.com and then when your on that website, go to pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides imdb.com webpage!, there is where you'll see it's release date that i've just mentioned here!.
  • DLH
    Anyone who believes everything that's written on IMDB.com is fooling themselves!
  • http://bellsouth.net Sean
    DLH, Why would think that any who believes everything that's written on IMDB.com is fooling themselves???. I thought that was an accurate and trust worthy movie website for movie information!!!. What makes you think it's not a good website to trust or believe???.
  • Conor
    "I just don't want the guy responsible for directing that damn musical Chicago going anywhere near Pirates of the Caribbean." You say this like you believe that POC4 has potential to be anything but crap... *Stops reading firstshowing.net*
  • Cineprog
    what about Ridley scott or is brother Tony Scott to Direct POC4, or Even Steven Sommers or Neal Bloomkamp.
  • http://www.firstshowing.net me
    Neal Bloomkamp is a verry bad idea. The others mentioned are somehow OK...
  • http://bellsouth.net Sean
    Cineprog, You do have a point there about Steveb Sommers!!!. I think that would definately work!!!, he was the director who did do the first two mummy movies with brendon frasier starring in them!. Those two movie were awesome!, andi bet if he does do the pirates of the caribbean: on stranger tides movie, that would work for sure to make it be great movie, as good as the first movie!!!.

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