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Fanboy Fix: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4', 'Star Trek 2' and a New Batman?

Captain Jack is Back!

I guess you can call this the first official image from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Last week some set photos of Depp back in his familiar Captain Jack Sparrow attire leaked online, but this image comes straight from mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who tweeted the photo from the Hawaii set.
 
'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'
 
In the film, which will arrive in theaters in 3D on May 20th, 2011, Captain Jack crosses paths with a shifty woman (Penelope Cruz) from his past who's either out to win his heart or use him to find the Fountain of Youth. Also starring alongside Depp and Cruz are Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham, Yuki Matsuzaki and Gemma Ward.
 
Star Trek Sequel Filming This January?
 
The biggest surprise of the day (for me) came when I spotted a story about how the sequel to the recent Star Trek reboot would be going into production in January. Seemed a little too soon, especially since all we've been hearing about that film is they're working on a script; throwing around ideas. Had they really come this far without anyone knowing?
 
The news came from Bruce Greenwood himself (via Hollywood.com). Greenwood played Captain Pike in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, and while he didn't know if he'd be returning, he did note that production was supposed to begin in January. Not long after that rumor began circulating, TrekMovie piped up and said that they had talked to producer Bryan Burk, who said production wouldn't be starting until late spring or early summer. Still no word on whether Abrams will direct.
 
Is Russell Brand Our New Batman?
 
 Oh god, please no. Lots of folks were confused recently when an old Batmobile (used during Batman Forever) was being used for some movie shoot in New York City. It was later revealed that the movie was the Arthur remake starring Russell Brand. What wasn't revealed, however, until yesterday, was that Brand was actually playing Batman (or at least he was dressed up as Batman for some odd reason). And the kicker? Check out Luiz Guzman as Robin … but, um, not while you're eating.
 
Russell Brand is 'Batman?!'
 
Arthur is due out next year.

 

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