Ian McShane to join Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in fourth Pirates of the Caribbean

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Ian McShane, who played Al Swearengen brilliantly on HBO’s ‘Deadwood’ is now going to play a different type of villain, this time as Blackbeard in the upcoming PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES.  Blackbeard, as you may know, is actually a real character, but I’m sure Disney and screenwriter Ted Elliot will take their liberties.  McShane joins Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in the fourth installment of the Pirates series.  The fourth film’s story revolves around the fountain of youth, but little else is known.  Rob Marshall will be directing and he’ll no doubt be looking to rebound from the disappointing NINE.

At first, I had little to no interest in a fourth Pirates movie.  The story was over and it felt like they were just milking the franchise.  But with Marshall as the director, Cruz as the leading lady and now McShane as the villain, I’m officially on board with this.  Plus, you have to have faith in Johnny Depp.

Ian McShane as Al Swearengen

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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