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
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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…
Great news, Pirates fans! The film website known as Wordplay (owned by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio) has posted a latest update last month. Yes, we now have access to screenplay drafts of all four movies!
For those who don't know, Wordplay's archives only had the first draft of The Curse of the Black Pearl and one of the last production drafts of Dead Man's Chest. The later installments (At World's End and On Stranger Tides) had not been available... until now.
As per the message posted by Annie of Wordplay:
- [FYI] NEW in our ARCHIVES section: POTC 3 & 4 scripts!
- Posted by Wordplay Webmaster on Friday, 21 February 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
- Click the ARCHIVES link below to download late production drafts for AT WORLD'S END and ON STRANGER TIDES. Enjoy!
Just an old sea dog looking at the past, I happened upon this article posted on February 5 of this year.
- The incomplete mystery of Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned
As you may well know, Armada of the Damned was Propaganda Games' mark on the Pirates franchise.
The article linked above is the story of that game. Only the publicly available info, that is.
For those who don't know...
"Armada of the Damned is a dynamic action role-playing game that captures all of the franchise's excitement, unpredictability and action while delving into narrative elements never before explored within this unique universe," said Dan Tudge, vice president and general manager, Propaganda Games. "Our team's collective experience with industry-leading RPGs and …
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When Bleeding Cool Met Ian McShane – Talking About Cuban Fury And Pirates Of The Caribbean 5
Here's what happened when I sat down with McShane to discuss the film and Pirates of the Caribbean 5. I know for sure that at there are, or at least have been, plans to bring McShane back for the film, so I asked him about that and... well, you'll see. But I don't think, listening to the fullness of his comments, that he's entirely convinced the film is going to happen at all.
You can see McShane's comments around 4:25 of this video
What do you guys think? Despite what Bleeding Cool is reporting, do you want a fifth Pirates movie to happen? And if so, do you want Blackbeard to make any appearance?Read more >