Rob Marshall directing Pirates 4?

Chicago helmer may well take charge

For a while now, the Pirates Of The Caribbean has been a franchise without a rudder, floating in a sea of uncertainty.

But it looks like Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer might have found a captain for the money-earning vessel to replace Gore Verbinski who jumped ship for his own projects.

The name of the replacement? Rob Marshall, if Variety's sources are correct.

Yes, he might be best known for Chicago and the less successful adaptation of Memoirs Of A Geisha, but he's apparently close to locking down a deal to direct the fourth film.

That would be good news for the Mouse House, which wants to keep the franchise afloat and have Johnny Depp star in it before he moves on to The Lone Ranger.

He's a strange choice given his lack of an action background, but then eyebrows were raised when Verbinski got the original Pirates gig and that turned out okay...

[Source: Variety]

What do you think of the choice? Speak out!


    • ingbasterds7

      Aug 1st 2009, 15:25

      bit of a disappointing director to reboot franchise. and do we really need pirates 4?

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    • joeymac

      Aug 2nd 2009, 12:47

      2 and 3 were poor. It would take a miracle to make a good 4. Even Christopher Nolan couldn't overcome The Law Of Diminishing Returns with this series.

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    • koolerking

      Aug 3rd 2009, 0:11

      I agree with joeymac, using the well know slide rule that is trilogy's 2 is bad with 3 pulling out all the stops to be better that 2 and maybe better than the original. Pirates did none of this and went wildly bizarre the more instalments that came along. I cant see 4 being any better and yes, do we really need a 4??

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    • ashley.russell

      Aug 3rd 2009, 17:22

      I disagree, 2 was easily the best out of the trilogy and I hope the 4th one can make up for the pointlessness of number 3.

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