Now this is how you get me interested.
Over the weekend, Greg Ellwood and I both attended the "Alice In Wonderland" press day in Hollywood, where I sat down for some one on one talks with cast and crew while Greg sat in on the press conference. He already brought you the news on "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" straight from Johnny Depp's mouth, but today, there's even more news on the next installment in the series, which seems to be quickly taking shape now.
It appears Blackbeard will be a major part of the new film.
And even more interesting? Ian "Deadwood" McShane is playing him.
If you factor in Penelope Cruz appearing in the film as well, along with Johnny Depp as Captain Jack and Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, this is starting to sound like it could be more fun than the first three films, with a much richer cast. I'll take McShane and Cruz over Knightley and Bloom any day of the week.