1. To be directed by Rob Marshall, the movie is entitled Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and will feature flashbacks to Captain Jack Sparrow’s early life. Rob plans to take a “fresh approach” to the sequel, which will be released in 2011.
2. Johnny Depp signed a contract to star in the fourth franchise of Pirates of the Caribbean for a reported $33.6 million paycheck. “The fee jumps 46-year-old Depp ahead of the likes of Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson who demand and get around $32 million a film,” News.com reported.