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 accessreel.com for our review of the new film coming soon!