Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Despite not breaking Spidey’s record and some questionable accounting, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is another blockbuster success. And while the creative people involved have said that it is the last film in the trilogy, which might spin-off into future films (one of which is hinted in the last act of the film), nothing is guaranteed. Johnny Depp has said he would be game (but really, who could turn down a $40-50 million payday?), and the screenwriters have expressed interest. But now producer Jerry Bruckheimer is expressing some doubt about continuing the franchise.
“We’ve been working on this trilogy for 5 1/2 years, and the latest one was just a monster,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s always about making sure you have a great story with interesting plots, themes and characters. There is a possibility– we’ll see what happens.”
But fear not Pirates fans, when there is money to be made, Disney will be there – that is one thing you can ALWAYS count on. And to be quite honest: Captain Jack is what makes the Pirates movies worth watching. Keira and Orlando’s characters are boring at best. A spin-off film following Jack in search for the Fountain of Youth could be incredible. And this is coming from a guy who hated HATED Pirates 2.