Pirates 4 Gets Cooler: Ian McShane is Blackbeard

I will admit that while Johnny Depp once again swashbuckling his way through a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie is tempting (especially now that Depp’s Jack Sparrow will be the unquestionable draw), the addition of Ian McShane as the film’s villain just catapulted this bad boy into the stratosphere. At least, if you’re one of those people who appreciate brilliant acting. Ian McShane has got that ability in spades, and now he’s in talks to join Depp and Penelope Cruz in Rob Marshall’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. McShane will play Blackbeard, Jack Sparrow’s nemesis in the movie, which makes me wonder where that leaves Geoffrey Rush’s Barbossa.

Marshall will direct “Pirates 4″ from a script by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot, who wrote the previous three installments. Production is already gearing up on location in Hawaii.

Argh me matey, have a drink with me afore I gut ya like a pig!



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    NOW THIS IS CASTING!!!! They’re gonna have to make dude ruthless because Barbossa was actually somewhat based on Blackbeard. So I can’t wait to see the two of them go at it.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

    NOW THIS IS CASTING!!!! They’re gonna have to make dude ruthless because Barbossa was actually somewhat based on Blackbeard. So I can’t wait to see the two of them go at it.

  • Rob H

    WOW! Ive never even seen him act I dont think. But look at the facial features, sunken eyes and stone cold icy blue eyes. Imagining this man with a piratized black beard…. looks too cool!! AAAARRRGGH!! cant waIT!!

  • Rob H

    WOW! Ive never even seen him act I dont think. But look at the facial features, sunken eyes and stone cold icy blue eyes. Imagining this man with a piratized black beard…. looks too cool!! AAAARRRGGH!! cant waIT!!

  • Cil

    Wow! He has the looks! I'm ok with everything, even if Will and Liz are out of it, because Ted and Terry are writhing the script. They know POTC from front to rear since they wrote the other 3.

  • Cil

    Wow! He has the looks! I'm ok with everything, even if Will and Liz are out of it, because Ted and Terry are writhing the script. They know POTC from front to rear since they wrote the other 3.