Ever since Shanghai Disneyland's Treasure Cove was announced a few months back, there has been doubt that the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean installment is happening...a doubt, I'm afraid, that is ongoing to this day. In recent interviews, Disney executives Bob Iger and Alan Horn maintain (in separate occasions) that the fifth film has not yet been given the greenlight, saying there is no screenplay ready to be signed off.
Nevertheless, there is not much worry for Pirates fans. Praising directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (who are still attached to direct), Johnny Depp has stated that he was invited in to collaborate with screenwriter Jeff Nathanson to bring a "fresh and very different" Pirates film. Depp said he has high hopes for the …Read more >
Ahoy, Pirates fans! On my journeys through the worldwide web, I happened to look on upon the official Pirates of the Caribbean Facebook page and found this post. The post in question links to an "Oh My Disney" post made in honor of the popular character we know as James Norrington. I read the post myself and thought it was a fitting tribute to the character, and felt obliged to share it here, where hopefully it gets more attention.
From the films themselves to even behind the scenes, Norrington has been given good word on his character. On the DVD commentary of The Curse of the Black Pearl, the screenwriters revealed who the better swordsmen (in that particular film) Norrington was equally matched with Hector Barbossa, with Will Turner being the…
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Throughout maritime history and the era known as the Golden Age of Piracy (spanning the 1600s to the mid-1700s) individuals who either engage in piracy or serve any of the Royal Navies used many types of ships, anywhere from a small sloop to a large warship. But generally, pirates gave preference to ships with the greatest speed, so any potential targets wouldn't out-sail them or if they wanted a quick escape if needed. Some ships are perfect for chasing pirates, others are the most feared on the seven seas. Crews are either doomed to cruise the oceans forever aboard ghost ships or free to sail the seas for eternity.
As yet another summer quickly approaching, I thought we'd bring up a topic closer to the mysterious waters of the Caribbean. …Read more >
On April 2014, while interviewing for his latest film Transcendence, Johnny Depp spoke briefly regarding the fifth installment of the Pirates series. Among his comments, Depp implied that Pirates 5 may be the last.
The following is from a video interview with Depp, posted April 2, 2014...
- We're getting somewhere very interesting in terms of a script. And I'm very lucky that Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney have invited me in to help collaborate with the writer to bring another Pirates film that's fresh, and very different. I think we owe it to all the people who went and saw the other ones, you know. To give them, maybe, what seems to probably be the last. But you never know.
- Original link
On April 13, an interview revealed more from Depp, in which he …Read more >
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On this day in 1967, Pirates of the Caribbean debuted at Disneyland in Anaheim. 47 years later, as part of The Walt Disney Company Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled creative details including the first-ever Pirates-themed land—named "Treasure Cove"—designed for the Shanghai Disney Resort. And interestingly enough, according to sources, it will include a new attraction—called Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure—which will feature a combination of new technology and innovation to bring guests along a pirate adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Davy Jones. Whether that means the resort will have a version of the original attraction or not is currently unknown...though it doe…