For any of you Pirates of the Caribbean fans out there I'm sure you've been wondering and hoping that the franchise will continue, with the original cast intact. Well even though Johnny Depp is reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, it appears that Keira Knightley won't be returning as Miss Swann, or as anyone else for that matter.
In an interview with Moviefone, Knightley expressed her plans (or lack thereof) for the fourth film in the Pirates franchise. Check out what she had to say:
It was a completely fantastic experience, and it was an amazingly large portion of my life, but I don't think I need to go there again. I think that it's done. But I'm very excited to see the next one. And he [Johnny Depp] is so wonderful in that character. I think it'll be wonderful.
The Pirates franchise is one which lost me at number two - the first was good (although has lost its appeal after being beaten over the head with the constant mentioning of all things Pirates), but the second and particularly the third were just total wastes and complete bores (why in the hell did the third one need to be nearly three hours?).
The only way I would want to see a fourth film is if they ditch the love story and concentrate on the franchise's two best characters - Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa. And with Knightley now saying she's not doing another one (although we'll see if time and a truck load of money changes that decision), it looks like at least as much of the romance won't be present.
So is Keira Knightley right for not coming back for another Pirates movie? And should there be anymore at all?
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is expected to be released sometime in 2011.