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Money speaks louder than critics.

While most vehemently disliked Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the film did gross over $1 billion at the global box office. Naturally, this has sparked talk of yet another installment, with sources telling The Wrap Johnny Depp is close to signing on.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is reportedly revising a script as we type.

Captain Jack Sparrow Picture

Back in January, Depp said he'd be up for a fifth turn as Captain Jack Sparrow “as long as we can put all the puzzle pieces together." If those pieces are a contract and a script, they are most definitely coming together.

So, we hope, is another Michael Bolton tribute to the sea-faring hero.

Would you go see Pirates of the Caribbean 5?

 

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Michael Bolton joins the guys from The Lonely Island in their latest single, released in the form of an SNL Digital Short and dedicated to Jack Sparrow.

Yes, you read that right.

Even Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer can't believe Michael Bolton is singing the hook ... then gradually hijacking their entire song.

We've been laughing at Michael Bolton's Office Space quotes for years ... but who knew the real Bolton was hilarious - and such a huge Pirates fan?

Watch the (NSFW) awesomeness below:

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They aren't as exciting as the sneak peeks we've enjoyed, but, hey, anything to get us psyched for more Captain Jack Sparrow, right?

A trio of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has been released, one of which features Johnny Depp in this iconic role and the others showcasing new characters to the franchise:

Penelope Cruz as Angelia, Blackbeard's daughter and the pirate Blackbird himself, played by Ian McShane.

Captain Jack Poster

Click on each Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides poster for a close up of these fun characters.

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You won't be seeing an ad that states Jesus hates Obama on Super Bowl Sunday.

But you will be seeing more footage than ever before from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The fourth installment in this beloved franchise, the movie comes out on May 20, features Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and introduces Penelope Cruz as his love interest.

The following video only contains 10 seconds of the trailer that will air during the Steelers/Packers game, but what an action-packed 10 seconds it is!

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Get out the rum and the basket of really bad eggs, folks, the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has arrived.

Set to hit theaters on May 20, the fourth installment of this franchise will star Johnny Depp in the iconic role of Jack Sparrow - sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow - along with Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane and Rachel Griffiths.

We've already given you a few still shots from the film, but here's a look at the official preview. How does it look?

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Captain Jack is (almost) back.

On May 20, Johnny Depp will reprise the role that truly made him an icon, as he steps back into the swashbuckling shoes of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. We've got an early look at a scene from the movie here:

Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp

The fourth installment of this franchise will find Jack and Barbossa seeking the Fountain of Youth.  Along the way, Depp's beloved character will meet a former flame, as seen above and played by Penelope Cruz.

"What's most interesting about Pirates 4 is you don't have to connect the dots for these subplots and sub-characters," Depp told USA Today. "It felt like a fresh, clean slate."

Neither Orlando Bloom nor Keira Knightley appears in the film. Check out two more scenes from the blockbuster HERE and HERE.

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Jack Sparrow is back!

Sorry: Captain Jack Sparrow is back!

At Comic-Con today, audience members were treated to a video of Johnny Depp in his most iconic role, as he appeared on screen and teased Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in this wildly popular franchise.

Due in theaters on May 20, 2011, the movie will take viewers to the fountain of youth. According to Captain Jack, it will also feature zombies, mermaids and a gorgeous actress. Watch the teaser now and just try to get the film's inspiring score out of your head afterward...

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The battle between Paris Hilton and Linsday Lohan has nothing on this summer's box office blitz.

Some of your favorite on-screen heroes will be back for second and third adventures. The celebrity gossip world is abuzz over which will reign supreme.

Final Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

First up, Tobey Maguire will don a suit and a web once more in Spider-Man 3. Thomas Hayden Church will be among the enemies he attempts to do away with this time around, as the lovely Mary Jane Watson (aka Kirsten Dunst) remains by his side.

Speaking of attractive, the summer of 2007 welcomes everyone's favorite ogre back into our lives. We hear that Shrek is asked to be king of Far, Far Away in the franchise's third film. Sounds like fun to us! Especially with Melanie Brown's baby's daddy (aka Eddie Murphy) returning to voice Donkey.

Yarr, but will that be enough to slay Johnny Depp and Captain Jack Sparrow at the box office? Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End will hopefully be an improvement over the awful second installment in this trilogy.

Finally, the boy magician will do all he can to cast a spell over these blockbusters. Harry Potter returns - and he has a serious Order of a Phoenix to deal with.

Of course, if none of these films gets you excited, remember: the Olivia Mojica sex tape comes out next week.

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We couldn't pull Orlando Bloom off of Kirsten Dunst for long enough to talk about Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

But Terry Rossio, co-writer of the third film in this triology, gave us a few glimpses into the movie's ending.

He told SCI FI Wire that the upcoming third and final film, Pirates of the Caribbean will have a grand finale that sends the franchise off in an epic manner.

"The most difficult thing about writing a trilogy is coming up with the climactic ending of the trilogy," Rossio said. "So for that third film, you have not only the usual challenges of coming up with an ending, but somehow you have to have the ending of all endings."

The third film finds Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Will Turner (Bloom) joining forces with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to save Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from a watery grave.

Part of the film was shot simultaneously with the second on location in the Caribbean, but production is scheduled to continue until early 2007. Rossio said that the cast and crew are already starting to feel wistful about the conclusion of the franchise.

"The one thing for me that's unique about At World's End is that there's a sense of finality to it," Rossio said. "Everybody on set feels it as we're winding down shooting. This is a giant, epic fantasy trilogy, and it's coming to a close."

That's almost as sad as the life of Britney Spears these days.

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Even though certain people thought Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was awful, disjointed, nonsensical and a slap in the face to the original - there's no denying the film's commercial success.

With that in mind, Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with the captain of it all: Johnny Depp. Here is an excerpt:

Captain Jack Sparrow Photo

You agreed to do the first Pirates film without even seeing a script. Didn't the potential cheese factor of a movie based on a theme park ride turn you off a bit?

No. I don't know why â€" ordinarily it probably would. When I said yes to it, my agent Tracy Jacobs' head spun around like she was going to need traction.

A lot of people were surprised at the idea of you doing a big Disney movie in the first place.

People made more of a big deal about that than I thought was necessary, at least from my perspective. If you look back, Disney has done some amazing things. I was just interested in exploring. I didn't at that point have any idea of how far to explore.

It turned out you explored a lot further than Disney anticipated. Was the studio's reaction to your performance as panicked as legend has it?

Oh, boy. Listen, I ended up at a meeting, at the age of 39 or whatever, going in to meet with Disney executives â€" I mean, these guys push and pull billions of dollars around everyday â€" and the topic of conversation was my teeth, the eyeliner, and the beads hanging from my beard. I was expecting that someone somewhere along the line would have a problem. It seems that all they're ever looking for is the poster boy. I just thought, ''Hey man, I'm the old guy. You've got Orlando and Keira â€" that's a stunning poster. You don't need me.''
Did director Gore Verbinski have your back?

Gore took the brunt of it initially. They kept calling Gore saying, ''You've got to do something about Depp. You've got to talk to him.'' Gore, bless his heart, said, ''Look, I happen to like it. If you want to talk to him, you talk to him. I ain't doing it.'' He stood his ground. And my agent, poor thing, was getting calls from Disney saying, ''What the hell is going on? He's ruining the movie.'' Finally, I just made the call to them and said, ''Look, you hired me to do the gig. If you didn't see the stuff I've done before, that's irresponsible on your part. You had to have some idea of where I was going to go. If you don't like it, you can fire me.''

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