Forces “Marshall’d” for PIRATES 4!
Variety is reporting that Disney is angling to place Rob Marshall in the director’s chair for Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Marshall is best known for helming the Academy Award winning film Chicago.
If this deal goes through the film could see production as early as 2010. The film is expected to feature the return of Johnny Depp as “Captain Jack Sparrow.” But Depp could bow out if the deal isn’t set up soon as he’s slated to star in the Jerry Bruckheimer adaptation of The Lone Ranger as the Ranger’s Native American sidekick “Tonto”. Disney is hoping to get Pirates 4 in the can before lensing on Ranger begins.
Marshall is an odd choice for the Pirates sequel. But they could do a lot worse.