Bruckheimer Gives Some Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Details

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

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Although Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (and particularly 3) almost solidified the fact that they should not make another one from a critical point of view (read: they were bad), based on the fact that combined the franchise has made over $2.5 billion it was pretty much inevitable they’d make a Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

At first news was sketchy (Depp’s crucial return was even in doubt at one point) but as of late things seem to be going full-steam ahead for the fourth Pirates. Notably, Johnny Depp will be returning as fan favorite Captain Jack Sparrow, and joining him will be Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane (the latter playing villain Blackbeard).

The latest we have on Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides is from super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer. He recently spoke to MTV and gave some details – one in particular regarding Cruz’s character that (as far as we know) hasn’t been revealed until now.

The Cruz information is who exactly her character is in the film: Bruckheimer revealed she will be playing the daughter of McShane’s Blackbeard. That’s interesting, considering they look nothing like one another (although Hollywood make-up artists these days can make just about anybody look like anybody). It’s already been said that she will be “[Jack] Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways,” but Bruckheimer now adds that she brings a lot of humor to the film and there’s, “the fact that she’s so feisty.” Wow, nice to see she’s a replacement for completely different character from the one Keira Knightly played.

For folks out there who were hoping the fourth Pirates flick would get rid of all the romance that clogged up the second and third movies, Bruckheimer says that there will be some romance between Captain Jack and Cruz’s character. Hopefully it won’t be at the same level as it was with Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in the first three movies (please don’t let it get to that stage again!). Here’s hoping it’s just some playful flirting thrown in there during the action scenes that adds to the fun and doesn’t detract from it.

Will Captain Jack finally meet his match?

Other details Bruckheimer spilled were that McShane’s Blackbeard is, “the nastiest pirate ever.”. I’m really looking forward to seeing what McShane does with that character (of course we won’t get his brilliant swearing found in HBO’s Deadwood).

New actors are in the process of being cast for certain unnamed roles, with tests already underway. Bruckheimer also confirmed something we pretty much already knew/suspected: Geoffrey Rush will be back as Captain Barbossa (he was arguably the best character in the last couple of movies).

Finally, as far as the direction they’re thinking of going, Bruckheimer says that while it’s a continuation of what’s come before in the franchise, they’re, “going to take a whole new direction.” Of course, we already know that the plot (based on the book by Tim Powers) is about the search for the Fountain of Youth. Which, even as someone who disliked (to say the least) the second and third movies, is a great plot for a Pirates movie.

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Captain Jack Sparrow will search for the Fountain of Youth

What do you think of the details Bruckheimer has recently given? Surprised that Cruz will be playing Blackbeard’s daughter? What do you think of the fact romance between her and Captain Jack will come into play? And are you happy with the plot of the fourth movie?

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides is set to shoot this June under the direction of Rob Marshall (Chicago). It sails into theaters on May 20th, 2011.

Source: MTV (via Coming Soon)

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  1. I´m really keen to see the new Pirates movie. I think this one will be really good, they have found a great cast and the fact that it will be based on the Tim Powers book makes it much more interesting.

  2. This movie has the very big potential to be even better then Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl !. This movie is going to distroy every other movie in the box office, thats in the theaters at the same time that this movie is in theaters!. It's going to be a BIG succesful movie!=). If this movie does well, there will be a Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and Pirates of the Caribbean 6, so with that said, and with the history of the success of the first three, i already know there will indeed be a Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and Pirates of the Caribbean 6.

  3. under the direction of Rob Marshall (Chicago)…
    i just got this flash in my head of the three captains, and keith richards standing arm in arm in a chorus line….not good

  4. That is your opinion that 2 and 3 were bad. I loved all 3 for different reasons, of course, in my opinion Captain Jack should have had more screen time.
    I am really looking forward to the 4th one. I just read “On Stranger Tides” very unusual.

  5. I´m really keen to see the new Pirates movie. I think this one will be really good, they have found a great cast and the fact that it will be based on the Tim Powers book makes it much more interesting.

  6. This movie has the very big potential to be even better then Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl !. This movie is going to distroy every other movie in the box office, thats in the theaters at the same time that this movie is in theaters!. It's going to be a BIG succesful movie!=). If this movie does well, there will be a Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and Pirates of the Caribbean 6, so with that said, and with the history of the success of the first three, i already know there will indeed be a Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and Pirates of the Caribbean 6.

  7. under the direction of Rob Marshall (Chicago)…
    i just got this flash in my head of the three captains, and keith richards standing arm in arm in a chorus line….not good

  8. That is your opinion that 2 and 3 were bad. I loved all 3 for different reasons, of course, in my opinion Captain Jack should have had more screen time.
    I am really looking forward to the 4th one. I just read “On Stranger Tides” very unusual.

  9. this lot are far too old johhny pushing 50 etc as for penelope cruz,again too old even the great maureen o 'hara had given up at 32, this has all the hall marks of moth eaten turkey or perhaps old hulk about it the former ensemble cast made it what it was jump over board now

  10. What are you, a f***** Twilight fan??

  11. I'll see it.

  12. I love Jack Sparrow and would probably watch any movie with that character. Fortunately this actually seems promising in other aspects as well. Such as the addition of Ian McShane as the villain. Great choice. And the search for the fountain of youth plot brings it nicely back to an adventure kind of story that was so great for the very first Pirates movie. So I'm very hopeful about this. Yay!

  13. “she’s a replacement for completely different character” haHA. Funny funny.

    I hope she's not a b!+ch to Johnny like she was in 'Blow'.

  14. I hope Orlando Bloom has a cameo as the new captain of the flying dutchman

  15. dear kate who ever you are no need for abuse,i think the ship has sailed its course with k and o missing it wont be the same and was anyone awake during the 5 captain jacks sequence in the last outing – the first was the best it had heart the r est have been flogging an increasingly worn out crew, the bottom has dropped out of the boat sorry

  16. The first was an instant classic. Two and three were over blown and overly complex plot-wise but had moments of epic brilliance.
    McShane brings needed depth to the series. As for Cruz, she has undeniable acting chops but I never got what was so hot about her.
    Still, I will definitely go see this movie.

  17. I’m curious to see how much of it will be based off the book. They’ll definitely have to modify it a LOT. Getting back to good old-fashioned swashbuckling will definitely be good for the franchise, just as long as they don’t lose that direction if they decide to go with another trilogy. I liked 2 and 3, but if I want to see a pseudo-sci-fi movie, I’ll watch something else. I want some plain old pirating!

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