Will Rupert Sanders Take Over ‘Pirates’ Franchise?

Will Rupert Sanders take over the director’s chair for the next Pirates Of The Caribbean sequel? Looks like Disney’s considering the Snow White And The Huntsman director big time.

We don’t know too much about the film, except for the fact that it has a 2015 release date. It’s safe to say that Disney wouldn’t dream of doing the film without an agreement from its star Johnny Depp, who has appeared in all four films, and has made a penny or two from the franchise.

With Depp being on board a complete no-brainer, Deadline is reporting that Disney really wants to keep their costs down. It’s suspected that Depp will demand a huge paycheck, seeing as he has earned a reportedly $300 million dollars for the films.

So how far away is Rupert Sanders from becoming the next director to take over the Pirates franchise? He’s pretty close. The studio is said to be looking at a short list that includes Fredrik Bond (The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman), and duo Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg.

According to the report producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s favorite is Fredrik Bond, but if anything Hollywood is all about politics, and despite Sanders scandal with star Kristen Stewart, Hollywood seems to love him.

As of right now Sanders is rumored to be attached to direct Van Helsing and The Juliet. Even though Snow White And The Huntsman was a box office success, if Sanders can direct Tom Cruise in the upcoming Van Helsing it seems promising that Disney would let him handle Johnny Depp in the new Pirates film.

In the past the Pirates films have been directed by Gore Verbinski and Rob Marshall, so there’s room to stick to the formula while keeping a fresh idea for the fifth film.

Do you think Rupert Sanders is the right guy to take over the Pirates franchise?