Pirates are such sharp dressers.
In a nostalgic look back to the first decade of the 20th century, it looks like Disney will put out a full slate of sequels in 2011. AICN warns us to look out for these titles in this sure to be groundbreaking year: Tron 2 (or Tron 3D), Cars 2, National Treasure 3, and Pirates of the Caribbean 4.
Things seem sketchy about Tron and whether that’s actually a sequel, a remake, or just kind of loosely related. No one cares about Cars. SlashFilm has a little more info on what to expect from the National Treasure franchise: ”a plot description making the rounds: ‘which would supposedly send the Gates family off to Easter Island and beyond in search of Atlantis. More importantly, the pure, clean power source that was supposedly lost forever when this ancient civilization sank beneath the sea. Which — were it to be harnessed today — would immediately put an end to global warming. Not to mention making gas & oil obsolete.’”
(Wow! Atlantis is awesome!)
As for Pirates, AICN says, “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.). SlashFilm adds more detail: ”Rumor has it that the new film will be a spin-off following Captain Jack Sparrow, the character played by Johnny Depp. Many have speculated that Depp will be on a journey to find either the lost city of Atlantis or a more contained budget-friendly search for the Fountain of Youth.”
(So…if Sparrow goes after Atlantis in the 18th c., and the Gates are going after it in the 21st, I guess we know already that Captain Jack doesn’t do the job, right?)
Whichever way they go, I find it hard to get excited about another Pirates movie (and I’m surprised Johnny Depp would be on board with this; if he does another one, he’ll have been with this character longer than the entire run of 21 Jump Street). Wasn’t the last one about 4 hours long? I’m interested if they can bring it in under two hours. Okay, maybe I’m still not interested.