Rob Marshall is Still Nonchalantly Sitting & Waiting for Pirates 4

December 16, 2009
Source: ComingSoon

Rob Marshall - Pirates of the Caribbean

It was just over a month ago that director Rob Marshall was confirmed as the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the swashbuckling adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. However, when Disney had a bit of a shake-up with chairman Dick Cook (the man who really got the right people excited about Pirates to begin with) stepping down after 38 years, that left Johnny Depp a little less enthusiastic about a return to the high seas. It sounds like not much has changed as ComingSoon caught up with Marshall recently and he sounds none too firm on the sequel, but isn't that worried about it.

Though the concept of the story itself is confirmed, it doesn't sound like that much else has been solidified in its development so far. Marshall says:

"We're still trying to figure out if it's going to all happen. If it happens--I think Johnny's doing [The Tourist] with Angelina Jolie in the spring so if it happens, we'll start in the summer, and we'll see. I'm excited. If it happens, it happens. I'd be thrilled. I just love Johnny and I'm excited about the genre."

It doesn't instill much confidence when Marshall says: "I would need to see a script first." Disney wants this film off the ground in six months and there isn't even a first draft of the script done yet. I don't care if they have a novel as source material this time, that's just careless and foolish on Disney's part. Russ from SlashFilm points out that "if they've got a script two weeks ahead of time they'll be doing better than Pirates 3." Well unfortunately Pirates 3 was rubbish in my opinion and if this is less prepared then that nonsense ridden installment, then count me out. Disney better step it up and not just phone it in this time. The Curse of the Black Pearl was such a fantastic action adventure movie, and I'd like to see that magic back on screen.

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Yeah Pirates 3 was terrible! Loved Pirates 2 though... and 1 of course.

Yo Yo Yo on Dec 16, 2009


If jerry bruckheimer and johnny depp and want this movie made, they'll let rob marshall know about it right away, so that they can start on the movie by june 2010 or so!. Thats what i'm aware of for this movie!. So in other words, they'll have exactly 13 months to do filming for this movie and everything else to make it and get it done before it comes out in may, junes or july of 2011, most likely it'll be out by july 2011.....

Sean on Dec 16, 2009


That's odd because I've read the story synopsis of the script that is being typed out, so it's not as if they don't have a great story already created. The screenwriters just need to flesh it out into script. It also seems more and more a reality everyday that goes by, that Penelope Cruz will get signed on to play Angelica; Jack's ex. The story is tight, solid, not too long and not too over the top with the fantasy. The same way they only had one basic fantasy element in the first film (Pirates who reveal to be immortal skeletons in the moonlight) this one has killer sharks that transform into women when they're out of the water (but then there's also one more cool thing which I shouldn't reveal now). When their bodies are half in and half out, that gives us the classic mermaid image of half woman/half fish. Plus there's been a lot of development and change in the characters as it takes place five years later in London during winter time and the black Pearl has gone missing. But you didn't hear it from me...

Underscore on Dec 17, 2009


...and a kitten dies somewhere in the world

Peabody's Gay on Dec 17, 2009


#3 - A lot of what you mention actually sounds pretty damn cool... Would like to see that stuff in Pirates 4. I'm excited, but I guess Marshall isn't too involved yet.

Alex Billington on Dec 17, 2009


I think that will be the beast Film 2010.

Paul on Dec 17, 2009


Alex, i've read on and other movie websites in a recent article that is now on more then movie website,, that says that Pirates 4 will start filming in June 2010, and not in april or may 2010, also i've figured out that the most likely two full theatrical release dates for pirates of the caribbean 4 would either be May 27th, 2011 friday, or July 8th, 2011 friday. Which of those two release dates sounds to you like the real full theatrical release date for Pirates of the Caribbean 4?.

Sean on Dec 17, 2009

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