Disney hire writer for Pirates 5

Terry Rossio to pen fifth adventure

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Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 opens this May, but Disney are so confident it’ll be a success that they’ve hired Shrek scribe Terry Rossio to begin writing a fifth film.

Rossio has penned all four of the Pirates films thus far with writing partner Ted Elliot, though it appears that he’ll be walking the plank alone with the as-yet-untitled Pirates 5.

Meanwhile, the studio are also hoping to lure back On Stranger Tides helmer Rob Marshall for the fifth outing, alongside (naturally) Johnny Depp.

Depp himself has already shown interest in a fifth film, telling EW: "As long as we can put all the puzzle pieces together, I would most definitely consider it."

Still, is this Disney feeling confident after having seen Jack’s fourth adventure? Or are they panicking now that that they no longer have a sure-fire franchise on the books? (Tron: Legacy didn’t make as much money as they’d hoped, while they let go of Narnia’s last outing.)

We’ll find out when Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opens in 3D on 20 May.

Do we need a fifth Pirates? Or is Disney flogging a dead horse with this franchise? Speak up below...


    • ChrisWootton

      Jan 14th 2011, 9:28

      Bored bored bored bored bored bored bored bored bored of this now

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    • SadieBaby88

      Jan 14th 2011, 10:08

      Disney need to know when they've peaked and stop trying to milk something that's going to ruin the other 3 Originial films!!!!

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 14th 2011, 13:40

      I think the last two films managed that on their own...

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    • BruceShark

      Jan 14th 2011, 13:50

      Kill that cow. Go on kill it.

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 14th 2011, 14:00

      Apocalypse Now? :)

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    • RevBlack

      Jan 14th 2011, 15:03

      Hate all you want, I love these films. And with the absence of Bloom and Knightly, they are only going to get better.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jan 14th 2011, 19:40

      Anything without Bloom Knightley is ALWAYS going to be better. Winona Ryder should be in number 5, it'll be fun!

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    • DanRose

      Jan 17th 2011, 1:00

      we are all bored of you Chris Wootton.. jog on with you really fascinating insights please

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