Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Last time we told you that Disney was considering a spin-off for Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Today Cinemablend confirms our previous reports. Their scooper claims:
“the ending of Pirates 3, the fountain of youth story might not be the only story they might used the next pirate’s film. The fountain story could used in another form to introduce the story for Pirates 4â€¦ the next film might be a departure from the same formula of the last three movies as well, meaning that Jerry Bruckheimer could be planning to enter the realm of Science Fiction this time around and it could be the heart of a new trilogy with Jack Sparrow and his crew of misfits. Some of the brainstorming going around involves some Jules Verne type of scenarios involving some pretty big flying machines, a man who wants to rule more than just the ocean, a encounter with the most famous and dangerous pirate of all, a race to get to a lost world (Hint, Hint) and Jack and his crew going to where no pirate has gone before (No, its not space but Disney had made animated movie about this place before with Michel J Fox voicing one of the characters).”
I wonder how credible CB’s source could be if he can’t even spell Michael J. Fox’s name right. Anyway, let’s pretend that he has some inside information. What is the Disney flick the scooper alludes to? Atlantis: The Lost Empire. That’s right, Captain Jack could be in search for the lost world of Atlantis. Although, I’m not sure about the whole “big flying machines” idea. One thing is for sure, any storyline involving Depp’s Captain Jack will immediately capture my interest.