HitFix, who have been spending some time around the set of 'On Stranger Tides,' report that plans are already underway for two more sequels (ugh) with the bold plan to shoot them back-to-back. Disney are apparently telling cast and crew to set aside some time in their calendars for a potential 'Pirates 5' and 'Pirates 6' shoot.
It's unclear just when Disney wants to get the sequels in front of cameras, and obviously, it's still in very early stages. Johnny Depp already has "Dark Shadows" and "The Lone Ranger" on his 2011 schedule, but HitFix speculates that a 2012 shoot could be a possibility which would certainly make some sense.
There are a still a lot of questions to be answered -- who will write the script? who will direct? who might be returning? how will this affect the numerous other projects Depp is attached to? -- and we suppose that speculation will now start running wild. But at the very least, if Disney does move ahead with this, we only ask for one thing: a coherent storyline. Because at this point, we frankly have no idea what's going on anymore.
At any rate, for those of you are still wanting for more Jack Sparrow, the trailer for 'On Stranger Tides' will premiere on Monday, December 13th while the film will swashbuckle its way into theaters on May 20, 2011.