No I’m not kidding, it’s up on IMDB that their working on PotC 2 now and it is due out in 2006. Here’s the IMDB link. Looks like we’re going to see the return of my favorite pirate, Pintel. You know, the friend of the guy with the wooden eye. Why? I can’t imagine other than to placate fans. But he’s there.
And looks like there’s going to be some flashback as they’ve listed Stellan Stersgard as Bootstrap Bill. Not quite the casting I was expecting. But I suppose he can make it work.
I went to school with Lee Arenberg, and he was an affable chap way back when.
I didn’t know he went into acting, and was quite surprized to see his name in the credits. Did a quick google search, and there he was. Ya never know where old friends turn up. He’s actually the second person I went to school with who has turned to acting. the other was a nice stoner-dude named Emilio Estevez. With his family background, tho, I guess he was a natural.
If I had to guess, I’d say Richards would only be in it for a quick joke (since the plot seems to be more about Boostrap, Will’s dad, and Elizabeth’s dad will probably return as well), and doesn’t merit full credits at this early stage.
POTC was surprisingly fun. I’m looking forward to this.
Oh yes it can. The Turks & Caicos Bank is about 50 to 70 feet deep – then you get to the wall, which drops off to at least several hundred feet. This is well below crush depth for normal people. But who knows how it would affect a zombie pirate?
I’m definitely looking forward to PotC2. I’ll raise a mug o’ grog hoping that it’s more fun than the first one!
A few months ago there was a notice on the IMDB news section that representatives of the natives of some Caribbean island were upset that the sequel depicts them as cannibals, which they claim is historically inaccurate. A Disney spokesperson responded that the cannibalism angle was integral to the plot of the sequel, and could not be avoided.
I heard that Richards hadn’t been confirmed, and they were just going to wing his participation–if he shows up that day (for presumably a cameo), then great. If not, well he is Keith Richards, so they aren’t going to depend too much on his participation.
If by several you mean about 70, then you’re correct.
I was diving there just a year ago, and when I read your post I recalled that on the dive they mentioned that the wall went straight down for a mile and a half! Sure enough, this site says 7,000 feet deep. The trench is known as the Columbus Passage.