Following the almost-guaranteed box office success of Disney’s upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth in the “Pirates” film series, two more of such movies may be on the way.
A report from HitFix.com indicates that Disney will be using the same filmmaking pattern for “Pirates of the Caribbean” 5 and 6 as they did with the first two sequels (“Dead Man’s Chest” and “At World’s End”) by shooting them back-to-back as one movie, but releasing them as two.
According to the report, “Disney has begun quietly telling cast and crew to set aside a major block of time in the very near future” to make room for filming the remainder of a second “Pirates” trilogy. At this point, Disney has not announced nor confirmed they will be making fifth and sixth “Pirates” films, but given the success of the first three, it doesn’t seem unlikely.
Disney will premiere the first trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” in a special event at the Disneyland Resort just 10 days from now, on Dec. 13.