Bruckheimer talks Pirates spin-off

And Geoffrey Rush says Depp mightn’t return

Why stop the sausage machine cranking out more snags when those bad boys are still selling?

Jerry Bruckheimer, uber-producer and point-man on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, tells The Herald Sun that a fourth “Caribbean” film may happen – but it might be a spin-off.

“This is the end [of the current trilogy], but whether one of the characters or a couple of the characters continue on, it’s a possibility”, Bruckheimer tells the paper. “Certainly, in a moment at the end of the film there is a hope that something else might happen”.

Geoffrey Rush seconds that claim, saying a fourth film is very likely – but it just mightn’t star Johnny Depp.

“Inevitably they may think about it, but Johnny may say, ‘Pah, I’ve burnt out Jack. I couldn’t go there again’. Or he may not. I certainly know he wouldn’t say ‘Hey, treble my fee and I’ll do it”.

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