Rob Marshall Helming Fourth “Pirates”?

“Chicago” and “Nine” director Rob Marshall is in talks to helm the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” for Walt Disney Pictures reports Variety.

Original “Pirates” trilogy helmer Gore Verbinski hasn’t committed to the project and with the studio adamant on getting the project rolling by next Easter, this move to another director comes as no surprise.

Jerry Bruckheimer will return as producer and Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, though pretty much everything else on the project remains in flux.