Latest News on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

November 18, 2014

Now Streaming: Guardians of the Galaxy, Frozen, and More

This week in streaming video, we've got one of the biggest surprise hits of the year in the form of a Marvel blockbuster, as well as a family friendly sing-along version of Disney's latest hit. Then we've got a Certified Fresh music doc, a swashbuckling adventure, and some solid choices on Netflix. Read on for details.More…

January 14, 2011

Weekly Ketchup: Pirates 5 Gets a Screenwriter

This week's Ketchup covers a week that saw news for an unusual number of animated projects (including an R-rated comedy cowritten by Seth Rogen) and a movie version of the Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb. Franchise entries The Hobbit and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 also had news, as well as movies based on Pippi Longstocking, the TV series Dynasty and the Missile Command videogame.More…

October 1, 2010

Weekly Ketchup: Mickey Mouse to meet Jack Sparrow?

This week's Ketchup features news about two very different biopics, casting news for Sherlock Holmes 2, and the usual assortment of remakes, video game adaptations (though just one this week) and movies that continue ongoing trends like alien invasions and fairy tale reimaginings.More…

September 21, 2009

Dick Cook Departs Disney; Will Pirates 4 Suffer?

Dick Cook's sudden exit from Disney shocked a lot of people Friday night -- and one of them was Johnny Depp, who's hinting that this might keep him away from a fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean."More…

September 11, 2009

Weekly Ketchup: Johnny Depp sails On Stranger Tides

This week's Ketchup features a surprising low dosage of remakes (just one newly announced one), as a week that was shortened by Labor Day sees an emphasis more on casting news for existing projects than newly announced movies. Among the names in all the casting news are Mandy Moore, Nicolas Cage, Halle Berry and... Barry Manilow. #1 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 GETS A TITLE Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the fourth movie in their lucrative Johnny Depp franchise will be titled Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and the studio is scheduling it for a summer, 2011 release date. The details of the story aren't yet known, but it is expected to focus more on the Jack Sparrow character, with Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom not expected to return, in what is expected to also start a second trilogy of movies. More…

August 3, 2009

A Pirate's Life for Rob Marshall?

According to Variety's sources, Disney is "on the verge" of putting Rob Marshall at the helm of the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean."More…

April 8, 2009

Verbinski Won't Direct Fourth Pirates Movie

The fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" adventure will need to find itself a new director before setting sail: Gore Verbinski has announced that he's departing the franchise to focus on other projects, like the "Bioshock" adaptation.More…

April 2, 2009

Five Favourite Films with Bill Nighy

There can be few actors better suited to starring in a film about the golden age of British rock and roll than Bill Nighy. No wonder, then, that he's front and centre as part of the ensemble cast of Richard Curtis' latest comedy, The Boat that Rocked. RT catches up with Nighy the day after the world premiere of The Boat that Rocked and he's remembering a late night that involved hanging out with one of his heroes, Paul McCartney. His passion for music is evident is pretty-much any interview he gives, and as he chooses his five favourite films it's incredibly obvious that a killer soundtrack has a big impact...More…

March 31, 2009

The Legacy of The Matrix

1999 was one of the most important years for modern cinema. Ten years on, we're celebrating a remarkable twelve months of movies with new features around some of the year's best and most important releases. The Matrix was the phenomenon which made George Lucas' serial-style adventure seem as quaint as tie-dye loon pants. It did the proper sci-fi job of surfing the zeitgeist exactly in every single aspect. It has seeped into subsequent movies which have either blatantly or subtly drawn from aspects of The Matrix -- ranging from its action-friendly fashion sense to franchise-building business plan. Join RT as we explore ten movies released in the ten years since The Matrix came out that owe a little something to one of 1999's most exciting releases.More…

March 13, 2009

Knightley Rules Out Another Trip to the Caribbean

In a new interview with Moviefone, Keira Knightley has seemingly ruled out an appearance in the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, saying "I don't think I need to go there again."More…

October 23, 2008

Zac Efron Denies Pirates 4 Rumors

Those rumors you've been hearing about Zac Efron starring in the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel? According to Efron himself, they're bogus.More…

October 15, 2008

Pirates Writer Dismisses Sequel Rumors

The rumor mill giveth, and Terry Rossio taketh away: The "Pirates of the Caribbean" screenwriter has summarily debunked all the "Pirates 4" rumors that recently surfaced, including reports that Tim Burton will direct.More…

August 11, 2008

20 CGI Classics - From T2 to Batman Begins to WALL-E

We showcase 20 films which have employed Pixar's pioneering software RenderMan to create some of the last two decades' most visually-impressive movies.More…

June 20, 2008

RT Interview: Keira Knightley on Welsh Accents and Life After Pirates

Britain's hottest young actress tells RT why supporting homegrown films is important as she talks about her latest role in Dylan Thomas biopic The Edge of Love.More…

December 12, 2007

Walter Murch on Youth Without Youth: The RT Interview (With Exclusive Photos and Clips!)

This week, Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth hits theaters in limited release. The tale of a writer who becomes young again after being struck by lightning is a personal one for Coppola, so it's apropos that legendary editor and longtime collaborator Walter Murch helped him realize his vision.More…

June 17, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Fantastic Four" Clobbers Box Office Foes

Fox scored its first number one hit in five months with "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" which grossed an estimated $57.4M on its opening weekend, tripling its nearest competitor's sales.More…

May 11, 2007

Bruckheimer Hints About "Pirates" Spinoffs

It's been well-reported that Johnny Depp would have no problem staying on with the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, and it seems like producer Jerry Bruckheimer just might have a few tricks up his sleeve.More…

May 8, 2007

"Pirates 4" -- Hold the Gore (Verbinski)?

It might not come as a shock to hear that director Gore Verbinski probably wants to take a break from the "Pirates" some time soon. Word is he might be collaborating with "Bloom County" creator Berkeley Breathed on a CGI flick.More…

May 3, 2007

Exclusive Featurette: The Pirate Lords of "At World's End"

Meet the pirate lords of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" in an exclusive trailer for the upcoming Disney summer juggernaut, courtesy of our sister site IGN Movies!More…

April 16, 2007

"Pirates 3" Promo Piece!

Hey, did you guys hear there's a new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie coming out? Yep, end of May. We showed you the first theatrical trailer last week, and now comes a nifty little mini-promo video that's got some action, some interviews, and some all-new footage!More…

April 4, 2007

Early Plans for a "Pirates 4"?

Whenever a new sequel hits the horizon and everyone gets all excited ... we get hungry for (yes) extra sequels! Now it seems there's some early rumblings about a fourth chapter in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series -- although I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it to happen.More…

March 22, 2007

RT-UK Exclusive: Edit Suite Report and New Pics for "Stardust"

In an otherwise unremarkable office building in London's trendy Soho, the clichés are out in force; magic is being made, fantasies are coming to life and dreams are being realised. It may be marketing agencies, new media designers and ad companies in the vicinity, but on the second floor of this particular building a small group of people are putting the finishing touches to "Stardust", one of Paramount's late summer tent-pole releases, and perhaps the most ambitious film ever to be made in Britain.More…

February 21, 2007

Who Wants Some Mild "Pirates 3" Spoilers?

Wow, this is tough. Really tempting and seriously tough to resist: A bunch of plot details from "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" have hit the internet, and I really don't know what to do. I hate spoilers so darn much, but I just gotta know about the "P3" plot!More…

February 16, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "300" Gets Positive Reaction, "Jaws" Gets Questionably Fifth Entry, "Iron Man" Has Grand Aspirations, And More!

In This Week's Ketchup, an exuberant reviewer praises an early screening of "300," "Jaws" may have a direct-to-video fifth entry, and "Iron Man" already seems to merit a trilogy.More…

January 12, 2007

Pretty Cool New "Pirates" Promo Pics!

You may have noticed that I sometimes start to get a little sarcastic when I have to write six news items a week on "Spider-Man 3" or "Harry Potter 5," but when it comes to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" flicks, I wouldn't mind a new update every day. I'm an unabashed fanboy when it comes to the POTC series, which is why I'm happy to bring you ... well, just a bunch of promo pics.More…

December 21, 2006

First Pic of Keith Richards as Jack Sparrow Senior!

Johnny Depp used him as inspiration for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." He was supposed to pop up in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," but didn't. And now he's guaranteed to appear in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." We now have a picture to prove it!More…

December 19, 2006

New Screenwriter Boards the "Punisher" Sequel

Thomas Jane has been making the internet rounds lately, and he's been telling anyone who'll listen that the world simply MUST have a sequel to "The Punisher." His most recent stop was a podcast interview in which he revealed who'll probably be writing said sequel.More…

December 14, 2006

First Official "Pirates 3" Pics!

We've seen a few sketchy-looking on-set snapshots from the third "Pirates of the Caribbean" flick, but not this pretty. Click on in to enjoy a few crisp-looking photos from "At Worlds End."More…

December 6, 2006

A Young Captain Jack in "Pirates 3"?

The latest rumor swirling around about the next (and final?) "Pirates of the Caribbean" flick is that we just might get a peek at what Captain Jack Sparrow looked like ... as a kid!More…

November 17, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 3" Sneak Peek, Keira Knightley Jumping Ship, MGM Hedging Its Bets, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, we snuck a peek at the "Spider-Man 3" trailer, Keira Knightley may jump ship before the "Pirates" franchise walks the plank, and MGM seems to be putting all its eggs in a few baskets.More…

November 14, 2006

Ms. Swann Leaving the "Pirates" Nest?

With "Pirates of the Carbbean: At Worlds End" being primed for its summertime release, the actors are now sharing their thoughts on the future of the series. And as far as Keira Knightley is concerned, she seems fine with moving on when the trilogy ends.More…

October 13, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: "Batman Begins" Villain Talk, "Transformers" Set News, "Evan Almighty" Budget Woes, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, we have more guessing games regarding who will be Batman's other foe in "The Dark Knight," music and pics from the "Transformers" movie, and "Evan Almighty"'s rapidly ascending budget, which even the power of God may not be enough to save.More…

October 11, 2006

Orlando Bloom Not NOT In Future "Pirates of the Caribbean" Flicks

RT has confirmed with some tight-lipped Disney PR associates that recent rumors speculating that Orlando Bloom's character would possibly be killed off in any future "Pirates of the Caribbean" spin-offs that might possibly be in the works are "completely unfounded."More…

October 9, 2006

Bloom Out For "Pirates 4?"

Is Will Turner, Orlando Bloom's character in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, marked for death? According to WENN (via Cinescape), the script for the fourth "Pirates" movie is in the works, and it may sanction the demise of Jack Sparrow's young sidekick.More…

September 28, 2006

Keith Richards is "So Drunk" on the "Pirates 3" Set

Hey guess what? Keith Richards likes to get drunk -- and he's certainly not about to let a cameo role in "Pirates of the Caribben: At Worlds End" stand in the way of a good time.More…

September 13, 2006

Day and Date for "Pirates 3"

According to Screen International, Disney has revealed that the second "Pirates" sequel, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," will have a global day-and-date release next summer.More…

September 10, 2006

"Dead Man's Chest" Hits $1 Billion

Avast ye, scurvy dogs of naysayers. Who says a film based largely on Johnny Depp in mascara and a bloke with an octopus for a face can't pillage the finest $1 billion in box office booty? "Dead Man's Chest" has joined the elite club of select films with the biggest piles of plunder this side of Halliburton.More…

September 1, 2006

"Pirates 3" Title Confirmed

There was some speculation that Disney might go in another direction, but it looks like "Pirates 3" will definitely arrive with its screenwriters' choice of titles: "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End." (No apostrophe.)More…

July 25, 2006

Comic-Con 2006: "Pirates 3" Clip Spotted and Described

I'm as psyched as anyone for the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, but I'm going to be really careful about avoiding spoilers until next May. And, so far, it doesn't look like it's going to be easy. For example, Disney showed a little "Pirates 3" footage at the Comic Con, and IGNFF was there to share the wealth.More…

July 18, 2006

Wanna See Some of the "Pirates 3" Script?

Are you so excited to see "Pirates of the Caribbean 3" that you'd like to read the first 50-some pages of a draft that may have been changed two dozen times by now? If so, head on over to JoBlo's, and he'll be happy to point you in the right direction. Me, I'm staying spoiler-free.More…

July 17, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Audiences Still Love Their Pirates

The Johnny Depp juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the most popular film in North America for a second weekend easily defending its box office crown against two new comedies that fought bitterly for the runnerup spot.More…

July 11, 2006

Pirates Not Going to "World's End"?

Most moviegeek outlets have been working under the assumption that "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" is what next May's trilogy capper will be called. Not so fast, says the FilmForce gang...More…

July 6, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Dead Man's Chest" Is Overstuffed; "Scanner" Shines Darkly

This week at the movies, we've got pirates back for more box office bounty ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest") and a journey to the center of the mind ("A Scanner Darkly"). What do the critics have to say?More…

July 5, 2006

Bruckheimer Talks "Pirates 3" and "National Treasure 2"

Throw a rock across a search engine and you're bound to find a bunch of new "Dead Man's Chest" interviews. ComingSoon.net had a fairly interesting one with uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and the mega-successful moviemaker dropped a few tidbits on "Pirates 3," a sequel to "National Treasure," and a few goodies we can expect on the "Pirates 2" DVD.More…

June 26, 2006

Keith Richards WILL Show Up in "Pirates 3"

Ever since Johnny Depp admitted to using Keith Richards as semi-inspiration for his Captain Jack character, gossip and speculation have indicated that the Rolling Stone rocker would make an appearance in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels. Well, he definitely isn't in Part 2, but...More…

May 2, 2006

"Pirates 2" -- New Pics and Trailer!

JoBlo's is reporting that a brand-new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" trailer has hit the internet, albeit in a decidedly "unofficial" capacity. I was unable to get the clip to play, but JB was slick enough to snag some awesome screen-grabs after he hit play. Expect the trailer to "officially" arrive some time soon -- but why not check out the pics while you're waiting?More…

April 18, 2006

"Dead Man's" Ghost Ships!

IGN FilmForce snagged a pair of exclusive pics on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the film that currently holds the #1 gimme gimme spot on Scott's list of Summer Movies. Click right here to see what a full-sized Flying Dutchman looks like!More…

April 7, 2006

Third "Pirates" Flick Has an Apocalyptic Title

ComingSoon.net got word from an employee of a UK Disney store that the new title for Pirates of the Caribbean 3 has been chosen. It's actually a title that we hardcore Pirates freaks heard about a few months ago ... but now we (reportedly) have the true scoop. The third Pirates flick, following The Curse of the Black Pearl and this summer's Dead Man's Chest, will be called...More…

February 3, 2006

Jack Sparrow to Take His Act to Disneyland

First the theme park attraction inspired the movie ? now the movie is inspiring the attraction.More…

February 2, 2006

Narnia Sequel Aims for December 2007

Given that it's already Disney's highest-grossing live-action film EVER (and that it's based on the first book in a series of seven), "The Chronicles of Narnia" is about to spawn a sequel. Director Andrew Adamson will be returning to helm Part 2, which is called "Prince Caspian," and is aiming to hit theaters in late 2007.More…

December 2, 2005

Depp, Weir & Roth to Visit "Shantaram"

Variety brings news of a cinematic pairing that should thrill most of the hardcore movie geeks out there. How about Peter Weir directing Johnny Depp? Yup, thought that'd get your attention.More…

October 27, 2005

Critical Consensus: "Zorro" Off The Mark, "Saw II" A Little Rusty

This week's wide releases contain tales of existential, angst-ridden meteorologists ("The Weather Man"), psychopaths in sequels ("Saw II"), swashbuckling spouses ("The Legend of Zorro"), and the trials and tribulations of love ("Prime"). Which of these films will get good marks from the critics?More…

October 25, 2005

Grab a Few Cool Glimpses of the "Pirates 2" Set

Andrew Weil of ComingSoon.net was lucky enough to poke around the "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" set, and he came back with a healthy dose of plot droplets, early make-up work, and just enough info to keep us salivating for the flick's debut next summer.More…

October 14, 2005

The Rock Talks "Spy Hunter"

ComingSoon.net's Alice Chapman Newgen had a recent chat with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the wrestler-turned-actor who has a pair of video game adaptations in the pipeline. While his "Doom" opens this Friday, Mr. Johnson looks toward "Spy Hunter," which should go into production as soon as the script is ready.More…

October 4, 2005

Knightley Discusses Movie Piracy (the good kind)

Reliable old Ed Douglas at ComingSoon.net had what must have been a heavenly sit-down with the lovely Keira Knightley, and the young lady gave up all sorts of interesting info on the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels.More…

July 7, 2005

Chow Down for "Pirates" Part 3

Admired actor / action star Chow Yun Fat ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") has signed on for villain duty in Disney's as-yet-untitled second sequel to "Pirates of the Caribbean." He'll play Captain Sao Feng, although details on this character are, of course, being kept under wraps.More…

June 15, 2005

Trailer Bulletin:The Brothers Grimm

AOL Moviefone.com unleashes the first trailer for Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm," which opens on August 26th. Matt Damon ("The Bourne Identity") and Heath Ledger ("A Knight's Tale") star as a pair of yarn-spinning con-men who are enlisted to rescue a village from the hazards of an authentically dangerous and enchanted forest.More…

May 27, 2005

Get Your Very First Peek at One "Grimm" Movie Poster

Blackfilm.com is the very first movie site to share with us the official one-sheet for Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm." (Yeah, it's just some skimpy poster news, but it's a slow news week and a LOT of people have been looking forward to "Grimm" for quite some time now!) Scheduled for release on July 29th, "The Brothers Grimm" is "a fictional action-adventure tale about folklore collectors and brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm ... While traveling from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures, they encounter a real sorceress with terrifying powers."More…

April 21, 2005

Bill Nighy to Deliver High Seas Villainy in Both "Pirates" Sequels

FilmFocus spent some time at the UK premiere of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and editor Joe Uticihi was able to toss a few questions at character actor/fan favorite Bill Nighy ... and Bill delivered a pretty cool scoop indeed. Seems the actor has climbed aboard both of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels, and he'll be playing a "very, very, very, very bad man" that goes by the name of Davey Jones.More…

April 1, 2005

Jack Davenport Heads Back to the "Caribbean"

Empire Online had a brief but charming little chat with actor Jack Davenport (best known as the stuffy Capt. Norrington in "Pirates of the Caribbean"), and here's what the affable chap had to say about the sequels: "I'm filming on Pirates until January of next year ... The first one made so much money that the number crunchers obviously decided to turn it into a franchise. We're kind of lucky to be along for the ride really."More…

March 29, 2005

New Trailer Divulges New Line's "Domino" Theory

How do you feel about Keira Knightley ("Pirates of the Caribbean," "King Arthur")? How about director Tony Scott ("Enemy of the State," "True Romance") and screenwriter Richard Kelly ("Donnie Darko")? Could you say no to an ensemble cast that includes Christopher Walken, Lucy Liu, Delroy Lindo, Jacqueline Bisset AND Mickey Rourke? Well then, check out the first trailer for "Domino" right here at Yahoo! Movies.More…

January 19, 2005

Geoffrey Rush on "Pirates of the Caribbean" Sequels

While doing publicity for "Swimming Upstream," Geoffrey Rush touched upon the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels with Dark Horizons. "They have got a big job ahead of them, as they are going to shoot two and three together for logistical reasons and they are certainly determined not to make it a sausage machine project," he says.More…

December 16, 2004

Chow Yun-Fat to be a Pirate

The Associated Foreign Press brings word that Chow Yun-Fat ("A Better Tomorrow") has been approached by the producer and director to play the famous 15th century Chinese pirate Cheung Po Tsai for the next two sequels to "Pirates of the Caribbean."More…