Two More Back-to-Back 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sequels Next!
If you were worried that just one more dive back into the ocean with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides wasn't going to be enough to quench your thirst for Captain Jack Sparrow then you are in luck. HitFix reports Disney has been quietly telling cast and crew to save a big chunk of their time in the near future to shoot a the fifth and sixth installments of their successful franchise back-to-back. This isn't surprising since the second and third sequels employed the same technique, but honestly, I thought the latter sequels suffered the same plight as the Matrix sequels with more cohesion only within the last two films rather than all three.
However, with Johnny Depp already scheduled for Dark Shadows and The Lone Ranger in 2011, it's anybody's guess as to when these sequels will get off the ground. It's also unclear whether or not Rob Marshall will return to directthese two sequels much like Gore Verbinski did for the first trilogy. In addition, since On Stranger Tides found its inspiration from a previously published novel by Tim Powers, writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott will have to work pretty hard to craft two more stories and connect them back to the first film lest they fall into the same hole as the first trilogy. Anyway, it doesn't look like this franchise is dying anytime soon, so I hope these new sequels deliver some decent swashbuckling adventures. What do you think?