Disney Has A Directors Short List For ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5’


What’s taking so long, Disney?

I’m not too thrilled for another Pirates of the Caribbean film, especially since the fourth pretty much cemented the notion of this series only getting worse with each new entry. The first was a good bit of light fun and adventure, while the second took us to much darker territories, while still remaining action-packed and fun. The third ended on sort of a sour note. I appreciate the film a little more with time behind it, but I still consider it the weakest entry in the original trilogy.

The fourth film was just a bloated mess, directed without much sense of adventure by Rob Marshall. The film was a critical disaster, but it made over a billion dollars and in Disney’s eyes that’s all it needs for more films to get the go-ahead.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is coming, with a new trilogy being the plan at one point.

Their directors short list has been revealed and it’s an interesting one. Here are the names:

  • Rupert Sanders
  • Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
  • Fredrik Bond

The only name that I’m familiar with is Sanders, because he directed Snow White and the Huntsman. It looks like he’s on the rocks about taking the gig, because he’s focusing on a Snow White sequel. The duo team directed the at-sea drama Kon-Tiki and Bond directed something called The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman.

All of these names aren’t Rob Marshall, which means Disney clearly got the message in regards to the fourth one disappointing many, despite its financial success. I have no clue who is going to get the gig, but I’m open to just about anyone at this point.

Source : Deadline

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