Geoffrey Rush more or less confirmed o MTV News back in September that he hoped any future films in the franchise would focus more on his character's relationship with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
However, if there's any plans for Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Director Gore Verbinski is unaware of them.
"Show me the script," he said. "I look forward to reading the script for Pirates 4."
Verbinski knows, of course, that because of the ongoing writers strike, such a task would be impossible. But, then, past movies in the trilogy have already been green-lit, and even given a concrete release date, without a final screenplay.
Try it again, MTV reports, and you'll lose Verbinski, the director insisted.
"The process of having release dates and no script is not something I'm dying to go through again. I would have to pull the gun out of my mouth [first]," he said. "The reason I did 2 and 3, honestly, was because I still thought there was something to do there. I don't want to be involved in, you know, â€˜Rocky 9.'"