While talking to the amiable British actor about his role in “Astro Boy”, Moviehole managed to ask Bill Nighy about whether or not he’d be keen to reprise his role as Davey Jones in the recently announced “Pirates of the Caribbean :On Stranger Tides”.
”Yeah, I hope so. I really do. I mean, I met Geoffrey [Rush] the other day, and he and I were both saying â€“ we had a wonderful time, not least, with him, because heâ€™s such a nice man, and such a good actor. Weâ€™d love to be in it. So I think â€“ Geoffrey said that â€“ he was doing a junket, and he said, â€œIâ€™ve actually resorted to making direct appeals to the camera, to Jerry Bruckheimer.â€ Which was quite funny. No, Iâ€™d love to be in it. Iâ€™d love to be in Pirates, because it was a great experience to be in the first lot. And â€“ you know, those movies are beloved. Itâ€™s nice to make people happy.”
Though nothing has been confirmed, it’s believed that the next “Pirates” flick will feature only Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush’s characters from the original trilogy. Rob Marshall is directing the film, due for release July 2011.