Ian McShane To Play Blackbeard in Pirates 4
02.24.10 by Ryan
Despite the departures of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in the upcoming sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Johnny Depp told Collider that the fourth Pirates movie won't focus solely on Captain Jack Sparrow.
Yeah, there's no Keira or Orlando in there. I don't know. I don't think we'd ever throw too much Jack Sparrow in there. There will be a little bit of everybody.
Who the "everybody" Depp is referring to is starting to become clear. Just weeks after Penelope Cruz reportedly joined the cast as a character that would be a "foil and equal" to Sparrow, THR reports that Deadwood actor Ian McShane is in talks to appear as the movie's villain, the legendary pirate Blackbeard. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed that On Stranger Tides would concern Blackbeard and his pursuit of the Fountain of Youth.
Rob Marshall will direct On Stranger Tides, which will go into production this summer in Hawaii. Hawaiian news stations are reporting that the Black Pearl ship has already made the trek to Oahu and is currently docked there, awaiting the production.