Last October, rumors were circulating rampantly about the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. They ranged from Johnny Depp earning a $50+ million payday for the movie all the way to some comedians being in the running to play the brother of Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow.

These rumors were quickly shot down by Terry Rossio, a screenwriter of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and from then on, we haven’t heard anything for the next movie.

Well, now it looks like at least one of these things is still a possibility. Russell Brand, most known for his role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall as the infamous singer Aldous Snow (he’s getting his own spinoff titled Get Him to the Greek) briefly discussed that he still may be involved.

In an appearance on a program for Access Hollywood, Brand said the following:

“There’s been some talk of doing a ‘Pirates’ movie….But, I’ve got eight other things to do [including] ‘Get Him To The Greek’ with Judd Apatow… So I don’t know if there’ll be time to be a pirate, I’ve got enough of that in me private life.”

Brand later said it can still happen – I’m assuming if they truly are seeking him for a role in the movie the scheduling just needs to be worked out.

“A possibility, yes… I think it’s a possibility.”

He kept the mood light in describing how busy he currently is. It’s hard to say for sure, but it sounds like he’s playing it a little coy.

I still think Brand would make a great character for the next movie, and I think scenes between him and Depp could make for some great comedy. I really was disappointed with the Pirates sequels, so I hope the next is vastly improved.

What do you think?

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is expected to open some time in 2011.

Source: Access Hollywood