Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Law of Diminishing Returns

Pirates of the CaribbeanOur good friend Richard over at Filmstalker just directed us to several sites that have been reporting the following news about Pirates of the Caribbean 4 from Disney’s head of production:

“We’re going to shoot ‘Pirates 4’ in April and May of next year…We are going to release it hopefully in 2011 is the plan.” He said that this time they would only be doing one movie this time that would “hopefully be the first of another trilogy.”

I was a huge fan of the first movie and was mildly let down by the second and while I really got a kick out of Jack in the Underworld bit I found the rest of the third movie to be fairly painful. I am totally hoping that the Law of Diminishing Returns does not continue and that Pirates 4 manages to reboot the story with more focus on characters and less on the special effects and having Jack be so amazing that he can do anything and everything. I hate to be negative but I seriously doubt they will recapture the magic of the first one ever again in this series.