Jack Sparrow vs. Steampunk Punks and the Fountain of Youth in Pirates 4

It’s a “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″ rumored storyline we’ve heard about before, albeit a while back (here), and now it’s resurfaced again, so there must be something to it, right? If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, then it must be an effeminate pirate. Possibly. So, according to Hollywood-Elsewhere, they’re “hearing” (i.e. someone may or may not know something told them) that the fourth “Pirates” movie will indeed involve Jack Sparrow going in search of the Fountain of Youth, where he will run afoul of a villain utilizing steampunk technology.

HE adds:

There will also be some kdin (sic) of Captain Nemo-type villain utilizing new-style technology. Sounds like they’re invoking the “steampunk” style we’ve seen gain more and more of a foothold in genre conventions, including Comic Con.

I haven’t a clue what that last sentence means. Is Comic Con utilizing steampunk now? I didn’t see anything like that while I was there, or were guys riding around in steam-powered retro ships that I missed while standing in my 500th line? Then again, as slow and clueless as the Comic Con “employees” were, I can almost envision them being powered by steam. Or at least, big huge lumps of useless coal.

In any case, “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″ is certainly moving forward at a faster clip now, with Rob Marshall signing on to replace Gore Verbinski, the only director the franchise has ever known. My guess is, that whatever plot they end up using for “Pirates 4″, it’ll be irrelevant. Who watches these movies for plot, anyway? It’s all about Johnny Depp’s Captain and his ability to look tough and chick-like at the same time. Now that’s skill.

Anyways, a steampunk-powered villain? Sounds familiar…

I'm not saying, I'm just sayin'.

I'm not saying, I'm just sayin'.



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  • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

    I think you stood in to many lines nix. There 3 or 4 booths selling steampunk wear and there were a lot of on the floor walking around in steampunk outfits. There actually was quite a bit of it.

  • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

    I think you stood in to many lines nix. There 3 or 4 booths selling steampunk wear and there were a lot of on the floor walking around in steampunk outfits. There actually was quite a bit of it.

    • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

      man….I really need to make sure my sentences are complete and make sence after I type them…

    • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

      man….I really need to make sure my sentences are complete and make sence after I type them…

  • http://www.timdiemart.com tripur

    I think you stood in to many lines nix. There 3 or 4 booths selling steampunk wear and there were a lot of on the floor walking around in steampunk outfits. There actually was quite a bit of it.

    • http://www.timdiemart.com tripur

      man….I really need to make sure my sentences are complete and make sence after I type them…

  • JIM

    Sounds like this franchise is going the way of The Wild Wild West.

    Live-action steam-punk can only work in a film that is focused on that genre. It wouldn’t work in a pirate movie.

  • JIM

    Sounds like this franchise is going the way of The Wild Wild West.

    Live-action steam-punk can only work in a film that is focused on that genre. It wouldn’t work in a pirate movie.

  • JIM

    Sounds like this franchise is going the way of The Wild Wild West.

    Live-action steam-punk can only work in a film that is focused on that genre. It wouldn’t work in a pirate movie.

  • Hail-Nutz

    Lets not knock til’ we try it people

  • Hail-Nutz

    Lets not knock til’ we try it people

  • Hail-Nutz

    Lets not knock til’ we try it people