Jerry Bruckheimer and his band of merry Disney executives are happy enough with 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' that they've already started working on the script for the franchise's fifth installment.
The one thing that's really working, it seems, is the idea of creating one stand-alone story instead of trying to tie the fourth installment to some larger, multi-film story arc like they did with the original trilogy. After watching the latest film with test audiences, Bruckheimer told USA Today, "The audience told us what they loved about it is that it was fresh, it was new, it was a whole new story. So that will carry over into the next one, too, to give it something fresh and different. As long as the audience embraces this one, we'll certainly try to make another one. It's really up to Johnny. He loves the character."
Do you think its wise for them to move forward with one-off stories rather than trying to tie these films together? And how many sequels is too many when it comes to the adventures of Jack Sparrow (and Johnny Depp)?
'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' hits theaters on May 20.