The New ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Still Needs a Captain

Another Pirates Of The Caribbean has been in the works since 2011, but there’s only one problem (on the surface), they don’t have a director.

It’s been 10 years since The Curse of the Black Pearl cemented yet another character in Johnny Depp’s “infamous role” catalogue. The success of the first of course led to sequels and while On Stranger Tides saw the permanent absence of Pirate regulars Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, it did okay. Let’s be honest, it wasn’t the best, but it was entertaining to say the least. That should’ve been the last one though. Alas, there will be a fifth if producer Jerry Bruckheimer can find a director.

Word on the street is that there is a pool of top choices, though; Fredrik Bond, duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman…Hopefully no pretty leading ladies). Each of these guys doesn’t have a lot of directing credits under their belts, so it’s hard to judge them based on experience. It’s also been said that the director decision will be made in the next few weeks, and production will start early 2014.

It was a weird transition to see Jack Sparrow without Bloom and Knightley, but Bloom apparently showed interest in returning to the franchise. This would be a smart move on Bloom’s part since he really hasn’t been the breakout star he probably thought he’d be after he left the role of Will Turner. Knightley should also think about coming back, too. She can’t seem to shake the period piece movies anyway, so why not reprise Elizabeth Swan?

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