Following on from Keira Knightley's statement a while back about not appearing in any more Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Orlando 'Legolas' Bloom has also now said he won't be appearing in the fourth film, entitled Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is due to start shooting late this Spring.
Johnny Depp is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow, which is good otherwise it wouldn't get made, really.
Rob Marshall is in the director's chair for this latest entry in the adventure franchise, which, while being greeted with open arms by the hardcore POTC fans, has the rest of the moviegoing public going 'Eh?'.
After the mediocre reception the last film got (despite its huge box office totals), isn't it time to just let this franchise fade out?
If anything, a TV series of young Jack Sparrow adventures would be a hit, and give the series a new lease of life rather than continuing to make loads of sequels with ever diminishing returns. Still, no matter what a geek like me says about it, the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film will be a hit. The question is though, will it be any good?