It has been confirmed by Variety that Geoffrey Rush will officially return as Captain Barbossa for Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides! The last we saw Barbossa, he stole Jack’s ship again and was hope to find the Fountain of Youth. I don’t think I had any doubt that he wouldn’t be returning to the franchise, considering he’s a fan favorite, well besides Captain Jack Sparrow of course.
Not surprisingly, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley won’t be returning, which I’m definitely fine with. Let’s hope the 4th film is better than other two, even though I like those movies. I’m looking forward to this new movie, especially if Ian McShane is playing Blackbeard!
Thesp will play one of the few returning characters from the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced franchise, outside of Johnny Depp, who’s also back as Captain Jack Sparrow, for the next installment, skedded to set anchor at megaplexes on May 20, 2011.
Stephen Graham, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane also star.
Shooting begins this month in Hawaii with Rob Marshall helming from a script by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott, who penned the previous pics.