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Pirates 4 May Put Lone Ranger On Hold
So says Jerry Bruckheimer - aaaar!

11 June 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: HitFix

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Looks like The Lone Ranger may be knocking around on his tod for a bit longer, if those pesky Pirates Of The Caribbean have anything to do with it.

Those lovely folks over at Hitfix spoke to uber-producer Jezza ‘Jerry’ Bruckheimer, and tackled him about his busy schedule, which involves producing both a fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, and a new big-screen version of The Lone Ranger.

Both films, of course, are set up over at Disney, and both films have Mr. Johnny Depp attached to star, as Captain Jack Sparrow and Tonto respectively, and despite the fact that The Lone Ranger seemed to be first in the queue, given that Mike Newell had been in talks to direct, while Pirates 4 is currently without a director, Jezza told Hitfix that is no longer the case.

“Disney’s priority is to get Pirates made,” he said. “That's a great franchise for them and for us too. Beloved, with a great character and Johnny's really excited about coming back to Captain Jack."

Jezza then went on to reveal that he’s already seen some script pages for Pirates 4, and seemed to confirm that the movie will take the series in a completely new, Captain Jack-centric direction, with nary a Keira nor Orlando to be seen. This is A Good Thing, for Pirates 2 and 3 seemed to forget that Depp’s drunken rogue was the reason the first movie was such an enormous hit.

But the revelation that The Lone Ranger will be delayed, for God knows how long, is intriguing. Clearly, Depp can’t make both movies at once, so something had to give, but the early word from Disney had been that Pirates 4 would aim for a 2012 release. Bruckheimer’s comments would seem to confirm that that process has been accelerated – possibly because of the whole end of the world thing.

For more from Bruckheimer, including his views on whether Gore Verbinski might return to direct Pirates 4 after all, click here to visit those Hitfix scoundrels.
 


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Your Comments

Screw pirates, give us Ranger
The first pirates film was one of the most hilarious films I've ever seen. I was laughing a loony-bin! Shame about the sequels, the 2nd was OKayish, the 3rd was quite frankly dreadful. I'd watch a Lone Ranger film over the 4th pirates anyday. Please give us the Lone Ranger first then you cna spend as much time wasting money on pirates 4th as you want. More

Posted by ushiep at 21:47 on 15 June 2009 | Report This Post

Will Someone Think Of Terry (Gilliam)!!
What does this mean for 'The Man Who Killed Don Quioxte' (what with Depp being tied to this)? Damn you Bruckheimer and your evil minions! More

Posted by The900MidNightBee at 20:13 on 11 June 2009 | Report This Post

Barbossa in the lone Ranger ha ha, fuck it why not? He's a great character. If he's in Pirates 4 along with Jack then this does have the potential to be great, especially if they're taking it in a new direction. . . More

Posted by Anduril666 at 12:10 on 11 June 2009 | Report This Post

I'd have prefered to see The Lone Ranger than Disney squeezing more money out of the Pirates franchise. More

Posted by Timon at 11:56 on 11 June 2009 | Report This Post

Barbosa is my favourite - really hope he's in Pirates4. In fact, chuck him in to The Lone Ranger too. More

Posted by Latharna_t at 11:54 on 11 June 2009 | Report This Post

Barbosa is my favourite - really hope he's in Pirates4. In fact, chuck him in to The Lone Ranger too. More

Posted by Latharna_t at 11:36 on 11 June 2009 | Report This Post

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