Reports a few days ago indicated that the film version of “The Lone Ranger” may push back development on a fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer talked with Coming Soon soon after and said that, for the studio anyway, ‘Pirates’ very much remains the priority.
“It’s a great franchise for them and for us, too. We love the character and Johnny was really excited about coming back to Captain Jack. He certainly is interested in Tonto, but Disney’s priority is to get ‘Pirates’ made first. You never know what’s going to happen, but they would like it” says Bruckheimer.
The producer also confirmed that scribes Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot are currently penning the script which sounds more comedic than the last two entires and is a “whole new way of going.”
What about Gore Verbinski potentially returning to the director’s chair? “He created the franchise so we’d love to have him back, but it’s kind of up to him.”
As for the status of “The Lone Ranger”? “We don’t have a director yet” says Bruckheimer, shooting down reports that Mike Newell was in talks.