Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Everything We Know
3) Finding a source
When Pirates of the Caribbean 4 got its all-important subtitle, it sparked a great deal of interest. Unlike previous franchise entries, On Stranger Tides points to material that already exists, namely Tim Powers’ 1988 novel of the same name. Risky idea basing the fourth entry in a series on unrelated material? Well, there are a some coincidences. For example, the book features a pirate called Jack, and the plot fits in well with Sparrow’s search for the Fountain of Youth, which was hinted at towards the end of the last film. There’s also the character of Blackbeard, who’s set to make an intriguing addition to the series’ rogues’ gallery.