Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Finds a Director

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We heard earlier this year that Gore Verbinski would not be returning to direct the next Pirates of the Caribbean film, and up until now there hadn’t been much talk of a replacement. This week, however, the word has come down that Disney is finally close to finding a new captain for this ship, and it’s not necessarily someone you’d expect to see helming a Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster. The man is question is Rob Marshall, director of the Academy Award-winning musical Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha and the upcoming musical Nine. Are they planning to add some Jack Sparrow song-and-dance numbers or what?

Pirates 4 is expected to be the start of a new trilogy, but Disney is apparently hoping to get the first one in the can before they start production on The Lone Ranger, which Johnny Depp will also be starring in. I doubt that Rob Marshall is a name that will get many fans overly excited, but I’m sure he’ll be a competent choice. It does, however, bring up the question of just how important a director is for the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Gore Verbinski rarely seemed to get much credit for his direction on these massive films, but I tend to think his contributions are more significant than many people realize. What do you think, will Rob Marshall be able to fill Gore Verbinski’s shoes? Is the world ready for another Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy?



  • Matt Keith

    I enjoyed all three films,but I hope they make this one as good as the first.

  • rick

    oh geez. they should of stopped after the first one. the other two sucked. hopefully, hopefully, this one gets back to the greatness of the first one. but whats this lone ranger movie?

  • BigHungry

    Pirates is dead, but if they try to do this they need to get a story that makes sense.

  • Bob The Slob

    YAY!!! more johnny depp and more CGI…YAY!!! I love film!!!

    sincerely,
    Goober Lemming Automaton

  • CASSIE

    I THINK THESE MOVIES ARE GREAT!! IT JUST NEEDS MORE ACTION IN THE MOVIE BUT IM SO HAPPY THERE COIMING OUT WITH MORE!! HOPPING JOHNNY DEPP IS STILL IN THE MOVIE BECAUSE THATS WHAT MAKES IT SO GREAT!!

  • Mike

    the first one is great. the second two were terrible. everything about them. Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about how terrible of an actor Orlando Bloom is? There are websites dedicated to how bad Megan Fox sucks, Orlando Bloom is the male equivalent. The sad part is, the terrible acting and directing weren’t even the problem with the two newest movies. The BIGGEST problem was the confusing convaluted plot lines. With that kind of writing, not even good direction could fix it.

  • Falsk

    Not only was the third one terrible, but it did SEEM to have some sort of resolution. So why, dear God, why must they make the pain continue!? Ugggh.

  • Maopheus

    Gore may have contributed more than would be assumed, but when you do a Jerry Bruckheimer film, it’s a Jerry film first and foremost. I think that’s why Michael Bay got out from under him just so his ego could claim that his lousy films are all his and not Jerry’s. Jerry’s one of the last producers out there who is considered more of the author of the film than the director. Pirates was a great example of trying to squeeze a lot of story out of a paper thin premise, hell, a bloody amusement park ride. I guess you have to give them credit for doing that much at least. But that third film, man, I didn’t know WTF was going on.

  • Used to be you’d have to wait like 20 years to screw up a trilogy by starting up another trilogy in the series. We’ve come so far that we can ruin entire franchises without waiting a couple decades.

    From Indiana Jones and Star Wars to the new Pirates movies. We’ve come so far. Is there a new Matrix trilogy slated yet? How about 75 more Mummy movies?

  • I love this film and johnny depp too.I can’t wait for Pirates of the Caribbean 4!!!! :)