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."

A fourth "Pirates" installment has yet to be confirmed and the third part, "At World's End," is still in production, slated for a May 2007 release. But recent web rumors (really, are there any other kinds?) quoted Disney informants as saying that Bloom would be written out of any future "Pirates" sequels.



The possibility of a Bloom-less future does seem strange for the "POTC" franchise, in which his character Will Turner is, well, pretty central to the story. Then again, "At World's End" is supposedly the third and final installment of the series, as the story will take up where "Dead Man's Chest" abruptly left off, with Will and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) teaming with "Curse of the Black Pearl"'s Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to save Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) at the edge of the world.

Plus, the $225 Million-budgeted "Dead Man's Chest" raked in the dough worldwide to the tune of One. Billion. Dollars.

While the Orlando Bloom non-casting rumor was squashed by the publicists we spoke with, they could not confirm that a fourth "POTC" was even in the works. Or that Bloom would definitely be in, should any further sequels be planned. But for now, folks, rest easy knowing that the rumors of Orlando Bloom's potential non-involvement in the "POTC" future have been greatly exaggerated.

The Gore Verbinski-helmed "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" will swashbuckle its way into theaters May 25, 2007.

Comments

medicineman

Kim Hutton

Disney knows that the success of The Pirates movies is due mainly to the charisma of Depp, Bloom, and Knightly. I don't think the Disney stockholders will allow any studio executive to tamper with the cast and risk killing their proven cash cow.

Oct 11 - 04:51 PM

Captain Shimmy

Justin Snipes

Heh, you put the words "Orlando Bloom" and "charisma" in the same sentence. Funny.

Oct 11 - 06:52 PM

lavatory love machine

juan carlos petruchi

I like him on only on this epic movies

Oct 11 - 07:34 PM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

So you didnt' like him in Lord of the Rings??

Oct 11 - 08:02 PM

birdgrave

Dane Burghgrave

4 movies is a bit redundant. I really would like to see this franchise put to bed after the 3rd.

Oct 11 - 07:37 PM

245_trioxin

thomas carter

oh boo hoo. all the fantasy world women who fell in love with will "tina" turner will just have to settle for depp who was quoted to have said he could make the pirate movies the rest of his career. bloom is not that great an actor. that's why he is always typecast in these period piece adventures.

thomas of the living dead

Oct 11 - 07:56 PM

SleazyReaper

Lindsay Fredette

I like how people say that Orlando Bloom is essential to these movies, the 2 main things that have drawn people to the these movies are Johnny Depp and the Pirates.

Bloom and Knightly were just flat out annoying in the 2nd film. So if either were killed off I don't think too many people would be upset. If it wasn't for movies like Pirates and Lord of the rings, Olrando Bloom wouldn't even have a career, he has proven he can't carry a movie on his own (ElizabethTown, Kingdom of Heaven)

Besides Bend it like Beckam and the Pirates films Knightly can't carry a movie on her own and it be successful.


(To the post I am responding too, the "will tina turner" statement is classic. lol)

Oct 14 - 11:30 AM

RawIsRamsey

Jonathan Ramsey

Yeah, Keira Knightly doesn't do squat...except, you know, that whole Oscar nom for Pride And Prejudice...other than that, she can't hold her own...no sirree...

Oct 15 - 01:53 PM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

So you didnt' like him in Lord of the Rings??

Oct 11 - 08:02 PM

Samwise Gamgee

Ryan Sanderson

It just would cast a huge shadow over the series. The second one has already take a lot of flack for simply being made to draw people in and make money (although, if that isn't the purpose of every blockbuster, I don't know what is) Even though I am not a huge fan of Orlando, killing any main character off like that, especially for the reasons mentioned, would make it extremely difficult for me to watch future installments.

Oct 11 - 08:20 PM

kenporules

Tim K

I wish he would be. His character drags the films to a screeching halt, not for any real fault of Bloom's - just lousy generic "hero" writing.

Oct 11 - 09:50 PM

fizzypulp

Katie Teasdale

In defense of Bloom (who i admit is no great actor) he was the saving grace of Elizabethtown - and i agree when people say its not his fault but the way he is typecast.
Give him a role where he is a mean SOB and then we can judge his acting abilities.

Oct 12 - 02:52 AM

Hari Seldon

R Whitten

I agree with medicineman regarding the charisma; especially in Orlando Bloom's case. Any teenage girl who has seen the pirates movies will tell you that.

Remember that this is a Disney movie based on a Disney ride so the pirates movies are aimed at kids and those who remember what it was like to be a kid; just like Star Wars, Indiana Jones etc.

Oct 12 - 04:35 AM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

Does anyone really give a rat's ass about these stupid movies anymore? I guess there is, considering the intelligence level of today's generation.

Oct 12 - 07:45 AM

dylan21484nj

glenn welsh

that sucks. he played Luke Skywalker to Jack Sparrow's Han Solo.

Oct 12 - 08:32 AM

RawIsRamsey

Jonathan Ramsey

^That is the best comparison I've ever seen. So, does that mean Elizabeth will turn out to be Will's sister, followed by Barbosa being Sparrow's father? Will the Black Pearl be able to nail the small opening in the exhaust port of the Death Star to bring down the English empire? All this and more in Pirates 3: Return Of The Buccaneers!

Oct 12 - 11:58 AM

JoshTee!

Josh Thordarson

Wow. Way to spoil the ending for those of us that haven't seen Dead Man's Chest.

Oct 12 - 12:12 PM

Depth

Dane Johnson

Why would you be responding to a post about the sequels of the PotC movies if you hadn't seen them?

Oct 13 - 03:58 AM

pirate of skulls

spenser hodge

god, i really hope orlando bloom gets killed off. hes such a god damn fucking fairy. in every movie ive ever seen with him, hes just such a fucking fairy. fuck that douchebag.

but the pirates movies ruled nonetheless.

Oct 12 - 01:41 PM

rottenjoe123

joe scharf

Wow. As Val Kilmer says in "Real Genius": "I am only saying [this] because I care - there's a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing." :)

Oct 12 - 03:02 PM

Paul_Is_Drunk

Paul Andersen

Uh, you do know the character is getting killed off, not the human being. Or are you one of those people (kids?) that doesn't realize actors aren't actually like the people they play on screens? If you're offended that women like him, shouldn't you be trying to get over your own insecurities rather than blaming someone else?

Regardless of his Keanu Reeves style of acting, I'm willing to be he's a better actor than 100% of the people posting here. Oh, and stop seeing his damn movies if you don't like him. Jeez, people, use some common sense.

Oct 12 - 03:59 PM

shy_lightning

Suz O'Connell

[b]A little tact wouldn't kill you[/b]
You're not winning intelligence awards with the language.

Oct 13 - 01:29 PM

rottenjoe123

joe scharf

Wow. As Val Kilmer says in "Real Genius": "I am only saying [this] because I care - there's a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing." :)

Oct 12 - 03:02 PM

Paul_Is_Drunk

Paul Andersen

Uh, you do know the character is getting killed off, not the human being. Or are you one of those people (kids?) that doesn't realize actors aren't actually like the people they play on screens? If you're offended that women like him, shouldn't you be trying to get over your own insecurities rather than blaming someone else?

Regardless of his Keanu Reeves style of acting, I'm willing to be he's a better actor than 100% of the people posting here. Oh, and stop seeing his damn movies if you don't like him. Jeez, people, use some common sense.

Oct 12 - 03:59 PM

edgarandstephen

steve nonyobusiness

although I (and many others) want this to end after the third installment, i doubt after having the second one make a freakin billion dollars that the studio will put an end to it. They will draw out every last possible penny, and if the third does decent (and we all know it will) they will keep them coming till people get sick of Pirates....(the same goes with the Spiderman series)...movies should not be a television series!

Oct 12 - 04:02 PM

thadeus_79

Ted Osborn

Nice, I like the quote from Real Genius.

Oct 12 - 08:17 PM

Depth

Dane Johnson

Why would you be responding to a post about the sequels of the PotC movies if you hadn't seen them?

Oct 13 - 03:58 AM

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