Geoffrey Rush, the Aussie actor who played Captain Barbossa in all four (just) Pirates Of The Caribbean movies has hinted that a fifth movie is in the works, although he doesn't know when it's likely to shoot.
Talking to Collider.com about his career and roles, Rush explained how much he enjoys playing the pirate villain.
"The best part, for me, has been that the writers have managed to give an evolution to the character," he told Collider.
"He started out as this spat out from hell villain who was the bad guy and an evil dude. And in the course of the subsequent films, he used those particular powers to become a politician, brokering a G20 summit of pirate lords. In the last film, he went over to the other side and worked for the king.
"So, on that level, it feels as though I’m going into a new terrain each time, which is terrific. And I believe, in the script that’s being developed for the fifth film, they do it with great care and consideration."
While Rush expects to be shooting the movie in the near future, he insists it'll be a while before the script is in good enough shape for the cameras to start rolling.
"The writers and Jerry Bruckheimer, as producer, can’t start a film like this, with a creative team that’s so huge and the amount of money that’s involved, without knowing that the script is in good shape.
You can’t start shooting this sort of stuff, if there’s holes in it. But, as to when it will go, I know nothing."