More Pirates?

More Pirates?

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides is due for release across Australian cinemas on Thursday 19th May, just a few weeks away. The film will see Johnny Depp returning to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow for the first time since ‘At World’s End’ which was released in 2007.

Before the new film has even seen a wide release there is talk of a possible fifth film for the franchise. It seems that series writer Terry Rossio who worked on the four films to date has finalised a script for a fifth film in the series. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is reportedly onboard for another film while series star Johnny Depp is rumoured to prefer to allow some time to pass before looking at taking on another film in the franchise.

With such financial success despite large production budgets it seems likely that there will be a strong interest in continuing the franchise beyond the new film.

For those interest in the franchise a blu-ray box set containing all three films has recently been released and is widely available, be sure to stay tuned to for our review of the new film coming soon!

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.