According to an AICN scooper, the House Of Mouse is planning to make 2011 the year of the sequel. We wonder if they'll get badges made. With ears on them. Probably not.
On the prospective slate are Cars 2, Tron 3D and National Treasure 3. We're not sure about the first - could it be a straight to DVD flick? Outside of the Toy Story franchise, Pixar aren't exactly known for their sequels, and Cars wasn't their biggest hit...
But anyway, by far the most exciting addition is Pirates 4. According to AICN: "Some indications suggest the film's story would be far more contained than its predecessors, allowing for a budget-friendly downsizing.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there's been unsubstantiated talk that a fourth film would go the other way completely...think in terms of ultra fantastical (dinosaurs, Jules Verne-esque floating fortresses, etc.)."
Despite ourselves, we can't help but get excited at the prospect of Johnny Depp facing off against a horde of dinos. What do you think, forum fans?