Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 And 6 Will Set Sail Back To Back

The other day Disney announced that they will be premiering the first trailer for the fourth installment of the surprise hit franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, on December 13th, which is a Monday for those of you keeping track. The actual film hits theaters May 20, 2011, in IMAX 3D. Today brought news that there will be a fifth and sixth chapter in the saga, and that these films will be shot back to back, a trick the studio already used once, when they shot “Dead Man’s Chest” and “At World’s End” simultaneously.

HitFix reports that:

Disney has begun quietly telling cast and crew to set aside a major block of time in the very near future so they can shoot “Pirates 5″ and “Pirates 6.” And, yes, once again, they will be shooting them back-to-back as one giant film, and then they’ll release them as two films.

That’s a big commitment, and the first question that springs to mind is, when the hell are they going to shoot these things? Let’s face it, you can’t have a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie without Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, he’s the heart of the series, without question. But at the moment he’s already committed to both “Dark Shadows” and “Lone Ranger”, and potentially linked to Kathryn Bigelow’s “Sleeping Dogs”, so who knows when his schedule will open up wide enough to film two more epic, time consuming movies.



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  • cheryl

    what is Pirates of Carribean without the 3 of them….Johnny…Orlando…Keira….cant see as how Ill be excited to watch now.

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

      It’s still a Pirate movie, it’ll just be alot less subplots mucking up the adventure. I like the characters of Will And Elizabeth as well, but their story is over, and there are others to tell. They can’t be the only people Jack has interactions with, and after the way their story ended it would actually do them a diservice to have them back. At the most I’d love to see a cameo with Will Turner Captain of the Flying Dutchman at some point in either 5 or 6, and one of Liz with her little boy at some point but no more than a cameo where we get a little comment about the kid from “Uncle” Jack.

  • Ironmahn

    As far as cameo’s go, not a stretch to see them happening in OST, sooner rather than later. Don’t you know what it’s about? The Fountain of Youth? And just who do we know that has a particular problem being mated with a seemingly immortal husband? (Need a clue? If his heart hadn’t been found, ol’ Davey Jones would still be storming the 7 Seas. Who took his place again?) Small parts played to wrap their story up nicely, with several new characters introduced, hopefully, to fuel the upcoming 5th and 6th films. Key will be to lock up the character actors, they provided the depth to the story that made the 1st 3 films raise the bar. Count me anxious to see where else the story arc set in their time takes our cast.

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

      Their story was tied up at the end of “At World’s End” and in the after credits sequence. Any more than a mention basically starts to bring them back into the story again.