Verbinksi is Officially Jumping Ship on Pirates 4

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Everybody knows Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney are making a “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″, even if it hasn’t been officially greenlit yet. The prospect of the sequel not happening is about zil to none, though at this point it’s looking like it might take a while. Likewise, Johnny Depp is definitely coming back as Jack Sparrow, even if Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom are not. So what about Gore Verbinksi, the director behind all three “Pirates” films? Ol Gore was talking about coming back too, but he has now officially announced that he’s done with the “Pirates” movies.

Variety reports that Verbinski has told Bruckheimer and Disney that he’s off “Pirates 4″, saying:

“I had a fantastic time bringing ‘Pirates’ to life, and I am eternally grateful to Jerry, Johnny and the rest of the creative and production team. I’m looking forward to all of us crossing paths again in the future.”

Instead of Pirates 4, Verbinski will be finishing up his “Rango” CG movie (also with Depp) and returning to the oceans (of sorts) for his videogame movie “Bio Shock”.

For “Pirates 4″, many predicts a solo adventure for everyone’s favorite effeminate Captain. And possibly a brother. Or an evil twin. Or hey, why not evil flying monkeys? Those are always fun. At this point in the franchise, they could have Jack Sparrow fighting Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and we wouldn’t bat an eye at the silliness of it all.

Below: Hey, Jack, you seem to be running out of friends there, chief…

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  • amber stockton

    I think, that all of the characters should be in the fourth movie and the most action taking place is were our terrific captain, and barbossa both heading for The Fountain of Youth. Of couse Jack Sparrow has the charts to The Fountain, Barbossa sailing venturusly toward finding The Fountain runing into Captain’s Jack’s brother or father. Jack’s brother or father knows exactly how to get to The fountain of Youth. As Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa head for The Fountain of Youth, The flying Duchman Sailed by its captain Will Turner, run into Jack Sparrow and Help in Finding The fountain of Youth. Mrs. Turner, hearing the news of The Fountain, she gose forward into the voyage.

    I would like to have all the characters that havent died in the 3rd movie in the fourth movie. Adding in New People into the movie if so wanted to.

    • jay

      I agree with you completely.

      • terry sparrow

        some pirates drinck rum it is good for you to drinck i agree with jay.

    • Sumarus

      Then how do you explain the vampires?

    • Louisae

      It will not be the same without Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom! It is clear that Elizabeth should embark on a journey to the Fountain of Youth so she can be with her beloved Will forever. Therefore she will be a main part of the movie. If Keira Knightley doesn’t play the part it just won’t be the same/

      • http://ihate.com/ Joe

        It’s clear that you are a girl, so let me make this clear for you little lady. KEIRA KNIGHTLEY’S CHARACTER WAS ONLY GOOD ON THE FIRST MOVIE, AFTER THAT SHE’S PRETTY MUCH USELESS. There you go. Screw Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, All we need is Captains’ Sparrow, and Barbosa.

        • blah

          soo true If we got Captain Jack Sparrow and Barbossa it’s a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, mabye bring in more characters, having jacks dad in it is an okay idea but a sibling would be better since we’ve seen his dad already so it’d be nothing new

    • youth

      No more Will! And no more Elizabeth! They are too whiney, and serve no purpose to the franchise anymore! Its all about Jack and Barbossa now!

    • caitlin

      i defo agrre with amber

    • Gaby

      yeah but after the credits in the 3rd movie, u see elizabeth 10 years later with her son (of about 10 yrs of age) so she cant possibly be in the third movie, unless you want a pregnant pirate. Who knows, as long as the movie is good….

    • Colton

      I think you’re on the right path, but how about this. Jack’s dad has already found the fountain of youth, and sails with Jack to find said Fountain (hereby allowing alot of flashbacks into Jack’s life). Will, being the captain of the Flying Dutchman, has to finish off Davy Jones’ debts and on of them is Jack’s father which is why he’s the keeper of the pirates code (so he won’t have to go on water). Or, Will realizes that the only way to break the curse of the dutchman is to find the fountain of youth (I prefer the first). Barbossa, already back from the dead, knows how to track the dutchman, and follows Will in hopes of finding the fountain of youth on his own.

      • Kylie Elizabeth Arnold

        Or. . . They could start out the movie telling about Elizabeth’s life on the Island she is on, then she finds out she’s not alone.
        Beckett is not really dead because he made some deal with the devil, but when he comes back, he’s burned on one side. (The burns of the explosion that was suppose to kill him) And this time he has a bunch of followers in it for the glory.

        • Kylie Elizabeth Arnold

          The glory of the fountain of youth that is. . . So Jack, Barbossa and Beckett are all looking for the fountain of youth. Jack and Barbossa with the same idea in mind and Beckett with the idea to go and make an undead army that cannot be defeated.

          Elizabeth has to escape and tell the bretheren court before Beckett reaches the fountain of youth. But before she can escape the Island, Beckett finds her (and her unborn child) and tries to kill them. Elizabeth, however is able to escape on a raft, drifting out in the middle of nowhere.
          But what do you know, the Dutchman (and her true love) find her, half dead.
          She explains everything to Will and a fifth bretheren court meeting is called.
          In the end it’s really just a fight to the fountain of youth.

  • amber stockton

    I think, that all of the characters should be in the fourth movie and the most action taking place is were our terrific captain, and barbossa both heading for The Fountain of Youth. Of couse Jack Sparrow has the charts to The Fountain, Barbossa sailing venturusly toward finding The Fountain runing into Captain’s Jack’s brother or father. Jack’s brother or father knows exactly how to get to The fountain of Youth. As Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa head for The Fountain of Youth, The flying Duchman Sailed by its captain Will Turner, run into Jack Sparrow and Help in Finding The fountain of Youth. Mrs. Turner, hearing the news of The Fountain, she gose forward into the voyage.

    I would like to have all the characters that havent died in the 3rd movie in the fourth movie. Adding in New People into the movie if so wanted to.

    • jay

      I agree with you completely.

      • terry sparrow

        some pirates drinck rum it is good for you to drinck i agree with jay.

    • Sumarus

      Then how do you explain the vampires?

    • Louisae

      It will not be the same without Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom! It is clear that Elizabeth should embark on a journey to the Fountain of Youth so she can be with her beloved Will forever. Therefore she will be a main part of the movie. If Keira Knightley doesn’t play the part it just won’t be the same/

      • http://ihate.com Joe

        It’s clear that you are a girl, so let me make this clear for you little lady. KEIRA KNIGHTLEY’S CHARACTER WAS ONLY GOOD ON THE FIRST MOVIE, AFTER THAT SHE’S PRETTY MUCH USELESS. There you go. Screw Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, All we need is Captains’ Sparrow, and Barbosa.

        • blah

          soo true If we got Captain Jack Sparrow and Barbossa it’s a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, mabye bring in more characters, having jacks dad in it is an okay idea but a sibling would be better since we’ve seen his dad already so it’d be nothing new

    • youth

      No more Will! And no more Elizabeth! They are too whiney, and serve no purpose to the franchise anymore! Its all about Jack and Barbossa now!

    • caitlin

      i defo agrre with amber

    • Gaby

      yeah but after the credits in the 3rd movie, u see elizabeth 10 years later with her son (of about 10 yrs of age) so she cant possibly be in the third movie, unless you want a pregnant pirate. Who knows, as long as the movie is good….

    • Colton

      I think you’re on the right path, but how about this. Jack’s dad has already found the fountain of youth, and sails with Jack to find said Fountain (hereby allowing alot of flashbacks into Jack’s life). Will, being the captain of the Flying Dutchman, has to finish off Davy Jones’ debts and on of them is Jack’s father which is why he’s the keeper of the pirates code (so he won’t have to go on water). Or, Will realizes that the only way to break the curse of the dutchman is to find the fountain of youth (I prefer the first). Barbossa, already back from the dead, knows how to track the dutchman, and follows Will in hopes of finding the fountain of youth on his own.

      • Kylie Elizabeth Arnold

        Or. . . They could start out the movie telling about Elizabeth’s life on the Island she is on, then she finds out she’s not alone.
        Beckett is not really dead because he made some deal with the devil, but when he comes back, he’s burned on one side. (The burns of the explosion that was suppose to kill him) And this time he has a bunch of followers in it for the glory.

        • Kylie Elizabeth Arnold

          The glory of the fountain of youth that is. . . So Jack, Barbossa and Beckett are all looking for the fountain of youth. Jack and Barbossa with the same idea in mind and Beckett with the idea to go and make an undead army that cannot be defeated.

          Elizabeth has to escape and tell the bretheren court before Beckett reaches the fountain of youth. But before she can escape the Island, Beckett finds her (and her unborn child) and tries to kill them. Elizabeth, however is able to escape on a raft, drifting out in the middle of nowhere.
          But what do you know, the Dutchman (and her true love) find her, half dead.
          She explains everything to Will and a fifth bretheren court meeting is called.
          In the end it’s really just a fight to the fountain of youth.

  • nimeataur

    disneys willful refusal to admit that pirates were ensemble movies is the problem and lets face it 3 was saved by geoffry rush and the last 20 minutes which concentrated on the kiera orlando relationship ,johnny as taken it as far as he can he should quit while hes marinally ahead

    • jay

      WTF, johnny depp takes the movie to that next level. without him the movie would not be as good. I think that definitely the movie should have something to do with will turner and elizabeth’s relationship.

      • Ash

        I agree that Johnny Depp was the element that bumped the movie up, but there’s not much to do with the W&E relationship. The end of the third kind of told you what happened to them. Elizabeth stays behind with the son that they had and waits for him (which I think is kinda… unrealistic, but that’s just me). Moreover, Keira Knightley isn’t interested in doing another one and she’s too far into the part to be replaced unless they bring in someone FAR older and make in a long time into the future.

        • Kylie Elizabeth Arnold

          There’s plenty to do with the W&E relationship if you think about it.

      • youth

        Enough with the annoying Turner couple! Im sick of their soap opera dialogue and high school relationship! Keelhaul em both!

        • Kylie Elizabeth Arnold

          If your sick of it, write your own pirate movie and film it. Let the Pirates of the Carribean people do what they want. You don’t have to watch the movies.

    • shopaholic

      OMG u are so wrong !! Johnny Depp is freakin amazing & is the whole reason why that movie is awesome !

  • nimeataur

    disneys willful refusal to admit that pirates were ensemble movies is the problem and lets face it 3 was saved by geoffry rush and the last 20 minutes which concentrated on the kiera orlando relationship ,johnny as taken it as far as he can he should quit while hes marinally ahead

    • jay

      WTF, johnny depp takes the movie to that next level. without him the movie would not be as good. I think that definitely the movie should have something to do with will turner and elizabeth’s relationship.

      • Ash

        I agree that Johnny Depp was the element that bumped the movie up, but there’s not much to do with the W&E relationship. The end of the third kind of told you what happened to them. Elizabeth stays behind with the son that they had and waits for him (which I think is kinda… unrealistic, but that’s just me). Moreover, Keira Knightley isn’t interested in doing another one and she’s too far into the part to be replaced unless they bring in someone FAR older and make in a long time into the future.

        • Kylie Elizabeth Arnold

          There’s plenty to do with the W&E relationship if you think about it.

      • youth

        Enough with the annoying Turner couple! Im sick of their soap opera dialogue and high school relationship! Keelhaul em both!

        • Kylie Elizabeth Arnold

          If your sick of it, write your own pirate movie and film it. Let the Pirates of the Carribean people do what they want. You don’t have to watch the movies.

    • shopaholic

      OMG u are so wrong !! Johnny Depp is freakin amazing & is the whole reason why that movie is awesome !

  • Andrea

    Given the cliffhanger from 3, Geoffrey Rush is required. Not to mention he’s the best actor in the Pirates franchise IMO.

    • robert mcguire

      well rush and depp were both great bet depp is so much better.

  • Andrea

    Given the cliffhanger from 3, Geoffrey Rush is required. Not to mention he’s the best actor in the Pirates franchise IMO.

    • robert mcguire

      well rush and depp were both great bet depp is so much better.

  • yoyo

    it will be a pity if orlando and keira won’t play in the 4th movie. But I’ve heard that the one who’s gonna play Jack’s brother will be Zac Efron. Kinda stupid… And the idea of the evil twin brother is a bit stupid, too. I would too like to have all the actors in the movie. Besides, the 4th pirates without Geoffrey Rush will be a terrible mistake. I don’t think Jack should give up the Pearl so easy. I hope the directors know what they’re doing…

    • 3CONCORDS

      Zac Efron’s little faggot ass better not be in the next PotC film.

      • Shenique

        I completely and wholeheartedly agree with u

      • FF

        Wow. Such a harsh comment.
        But you’re probably someone who doesn’t know the first thing about acting or what it takes to make a movie. So, before you make a harsh comment about Zac Efron, I want you to go see 17 Again. He’s terrific in it. The emotion he puts into the character, that is, having to convey the emotions of a father, without being a father himself, is great and believable. They’re not easy emotions to convey without the proper experience and he does a fantastic job. Not to mention the movie is quite hilarious and great overall.

        Get over the fact he was in HSM and look at him as any normal actor. I have a feeling he’s going to be an even greater actor in time and I can’t wait to see where his career goes.

        • Ash

          I half agree with both parties. I don’t know much about Zach Efron himself, and I wish him no ill will, but he’s just not Pirates material. He’s very modernistic and just… not right. And I DEFINITELY wouldn’t want to see him as Jack’s brother. I kind of see Zach Efron as plastic (just in appearance) and he’d need a bottle of rum just to portray the part loose enough.

        • Truth speaker

          Zac Effron is a fag and u must be too for going to watch 17 again or any movie with him in it u can tell just by looking at him that hes a fag

        • Laura

          I mostly agree with you. I disliked Zac Efron, but when dragged along to see 17 Again, I changed my mind. He portrayed the characteristics of a father fantastically.
          I’m not too sure about him being in POTC 4 as I’d probably see him as a HSM character or pretty boy, but it’d be interesting to see how he acts in such a foreign role (to him).

      • NO RUM?!!!

        I totally agree! Me “X” girlfriend nearly shagged one of zacs posters at the cinema. the slim better not be in it! turn Potc soft he will! Savvy?

      • shopaholic

        i love zac efron but i really hope they dont put him in the next potc

    • Lilia

      I hear a rumour that Robert Pattinson will be playing Jack’s brother in the forth film… :D

      • jazz

        Bobby Faggotson you mean. urgh.

      • shopaholic

        OMFG ! Robert Pattinson is a horrible actor not to mention hes just super creepy & he ruined Twilight. I will be sooo pissed if they screw up potc by putting him in it, id rather Zac Efron be in it.

      • shopaholic

        OMFG i agree with jazz ! Robert Pattinson is a horrible actor not to mention hes just super creepy & he ruined Twilight. I will be sooo pissed if they screw up potc by putting him in it, id rather Zac Efron be in it.

  • yoyo

    it will be a pity if orlando and keira won’t play in the 4th movie. But I’ve heard that the one who’s gonna play Jack’s brother will be Zac Efron. Kinda stupid… And the idea of the evil twin brother is a bit stupid, too. I would too like to have all the actors in the movie. Besides, the 4th pirates without Geoffrey Rush will be a terrible mistake. I don’t think Jack should give up the Pearl so easy. I hope the directors know what they’re doing…

    • 3CONCORDS

      Zac Efron’s little faggot ass better not be in the next PotC film.

      • Shenique

        I completely and wholeheartedly agree with u

      • FF

        Wow. Such a harsh comment.
        But you’re probably someone who doesn’t know the first thing about acting or what it takes to make a movie. So, before you make a harsh comment about Zac Efron, I want you to go see 17 Again. He’s terrific in it. The emotion he puts into the character, that is, having to convey the emotions of a father, without being a father himself, is great and believable. They’re not easy emotions to convey without the proper experience and he does a fantastic job. Not to mention the movie is quite hilarious and great overall.

        Get over the fact he was in HSM and look at him as any normal actor. I have a feeling he’s going to be an even greater actor in time and I can’t wait to see where his career goes.

        • Ash

          I half agree with both parties. I don’t know much about Zach Efron himself, and I wish him no ill will, but he’s just not Pirates material. He’s very modernistic and just… not right. And I DEFINITELY wouldn’t want to see him as Jack’s brother. I kind of see Zach Efron as plastic (just in appearance) and he’d need a bottle of rum just to portray the part loose enough.

        • Truth speaker

          Zac Effron is a fag and u must be too for going to watch 17 again or any movie with him in it u can tell just by looking at him that hes a fag

        • Laura

          I mostly agree with you. I disliked Zac Efron, but when dragged along to see 17 Again, I changed my mind. He portrayed the characteristics of a father fantastically.
          I’m not too sure about him being in POTC 4 as I’d probably see him as a HSM character or pretty boy, but it’d be interesting to see how he acts in such a foreign role (to him).

      • NO RUM?!!!

        I totally agree! Me “X” girlfriend nearly shagged one of zacs posters at the cinema. the slim better not be in it! turn Potc soft he will! Savvy?

      • shopaholic

        i love zac efron but i really hope they dont put him in the next potc

    • Lilia

      I hear a rumour that Robert Pattinson will be playing Jack’s brother in the forth film… :D

      • jazz

        Bobby Faggotson you mean. urgh.

      • shopaholic

        OMFG ! Robert Pattinson is a horrible actor not to mention hes just super creepy & he ruined Twilight. I will be sooo pissed if they screw up potc by putting him in it, id rather Zac Efron be in it.

      • shopaholic

        OMFG i agree with jazz ! Robert Pattinson is a horrible actor not to mention hes just super creepy & he ruined Twilight. I will be sooo pissed if they screw up potc by putting him in it, id rather Zac Efron be in it.

  • kelly

    i think that all the charactors should be in the 4th movie, and by no means should they add younger charactors, i know its a disney movie and all but adding a younger cast from the shows they play on disney would be stupid and i can honestly say if they dont add all the charactors in the fourth or they have a stupid story line like evil twins or anything like that, i WILL NOT go to see the movie.

    • 3CONCORDS

      Everyone’s contracts were for 3 films.
      It’s not like they can “MAKE” anyone come back.. I’m happy that Depp will be reprising his role as Sparrow.
      I’m hoping to see the entirety of Jack’s crew of the Pearl come back.
      I loved the comedy in there.

      Rush definitely needs to come back.

      The also need a new storyline antagonist.
      Something to keep the story going.. and a bit of a darker story.
      (Burton could pull that off.. but he wouldn’t be able to remain true to the original trilogy)

      No offense to him.. but PotC aren’t really his waters.

      Most of the girls/teens who crushed over Bloom have grown up and moved on.. he needs to stay down. Anyways, I was sick of him in Lotr and I didn’t care for him in PotC even tho. he was crucial to the storyline.

      • Michelle

        “(Burton could pull that off.. but he wouldn’t be able to remain true to the original trilogy)”

        FYI Burton designed most of the Flying Dutchman crew.

      • youth

        aye!!! spoken like a true pirate!

  • kelly

    i think that all the charactors should be in the 4th movie, and by no means should they add younger charactors, i know its a disney movie and all but adding a younger cast from the shows they play on disney would be stupid and i can honestly say if they dont add all the charactors in the fourth or they have a stupid story line like evil twins or anything like that, i WILL NOT go to see the movie.

    • 3CONCORDS

      Everyone’s contracts were for 3 films.
      It’s not like they can “MAKE” anyone come back.. I’m happy that Depp will be reprising his role as Sparrow.
      I’m hoping to see the entirety of Jack’s crew of the Pearl come back.
      I loved the comedy in there.

      Rush definitely needs to come back.

      The also need a new storyline antagonist.
      Something to keep the story going.. and a bit of a darker story.
      (Burton could pull that off.. but he wouldn’t be able to remain true to the original trilogy)

      No offense to him.. but PotC aren’t really his waters.

      Most of the girls/teens who crushed over Bloom have grown up and moved on.. he needs to stay down. Anyways, I was sick of him in Lotr and I didn’t care for him in PotC even tho. he was crucial to the storyline.

      • Michelle

        “(Burton could pull that off.. but he wouldn’t be able to remain true to the original trilogy)”

        FYI Burton designed most of the Flying Dutchman crew.

      • youth

        aye!!! spoken like a true pirate!