Rob Marshall Talks Pirates of the Caribbean 4

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Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine) has been the director attached to the upcoming 4th installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, On Stranger Tides. Even though we recently reported that Marshall was a lock for Pirates 4, apparently that lock isn’t as tight as first surmised.

However, Marshall is indeed trying to work out any wrinkles between himself and the job as captain of Disney’s Pirates ship.

Marshall himself spoke exclusively to Coming Soon this week and had this much to offer:

I was so surprised they called me…It was Johnny Depp and Jerry Bruckheimer. Jerry called me, but Johnny was interested in working with me. It’s a wonderful thing when something like that happens, so we sat and met and he could not have been more lovely. He’s the nicest man. I’ve been very lucky to work with some great people and he’s one of them. So I could tell that we could maybe do this, and then they offered it to me.”

“We’re still trying to figure out if it’s going to all happen…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.”

So there you have it – if all goes well in negotiations,  then Marshall’s next big-screen song and dance number will be a sea shanty. If you want hear more about what Marshall had to say about his approach to directing Pirates 4, or what kind of style the film might have, go HERE.

Rob Marshall wouldn’t be my first pick to direct On Stranger Tides (or my second, third, or fourth), but I’m not going to bash the guy – he’s an Oscar-nominated director with an eye for style, so he definitely has the chops. And, truth be told, Gore Verbinski (who directed Pirates 1-3) was not exactly at the top of my list when Pirates 1 came out. So who knows…

You guys happy with Marshall? From what little he talked about, does he seem competent enough to deliver another quality installment of the franchise? (IMHO, we haven’t had one since the first film.)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is currently slated for a release July 8, 2011.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Dear God, please spare us any more of that ghastly franchise.

    Like Matrix it was best as a single movie.

  2. Actually, it’s not a bad franchise, it just keeps getting better and better…If you like that sorta thing, call’d “Pirates”…How many Legitimately FUN Movies that have “Pirates” like these, done with WELL done Production values, huh? Seriously

  3. Pirates 3 was a monotonous bore. I liked the first 2, though. Maybe Marshall can inject some new life into the franchise. I just hope he doesn’t turn it into a musical because then I will NOT see it. :D

  4. I enjoyed all three, and want to see a fourth. But, PLEASE shorten this one to no longer than 2 hours. A film about Pirates shouldn’t be any longer than that.

  5. i was just thinking

    that they should try and bring in RDJ for one of these films
    maybe like a rival pirate

    depp weird pirate vs RDJ (guarantee you he could be just as weird)weird pirate

    sure hes everywhere nowadays but how cool would that be

  6. cant wait it wasnt the greatest film although i did love the first one but i would definitly watch a fourth after that they should end it.

  7. I loved the first 2. Tried desperately to proclaim how great the third film is. But you're completely right. the third film is painfully dull. It has some great scenes and twists and such, but it didn't need to be almost 3 hours long.

  8. 100% agreement. The third was far too long.

  9. Okay, Yes… I wanted to knock it, but yes. That'd be absolutely hilarious and RDJ would fit like a glove.

  10. As long as they have ideas, I say keep on chugging. Just keep it fresh and interesting.

  11. oh come on, i don’t se the problem with the 3rd one…
    the only thing i have a problem with: is rob marshall able to realize a project with such huge expectations people have??
    well, but we’ll see…