Variety reports that “Chicago” director Rob Marshall, may be directing the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” film. If Marshalll is a lock [to direct], production will begin in 2010. This would be the fourth film in the Disney franchise. I really like Rob Marshall’s work, but I don’t know how I feel about another Pirates sequel. I think they should’ve just left it at the first film, but considering how well the first film did, of course Disney would want to cash in on the sequel train. According to the numbers, numbers most certainly speak louder than words. The Pirates trilogy has grossed $2.6 billion dollars (no that is not a typo) worldwide with Gore Verbinski directing all three films.
Perhaps a new director can be a good thing for the franchise. To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of the last two Pirates sequels. A new director can bring a new and fresh vision. The good news is that Johnny Depp will be back to play Captain Jack Sparrow, the role that garnered him an Academy Award nomination.
ABC has begun collecting feedback from focus groups in order to determine Betty’s “new” look for the upcoming season of “Ugly Betty”. This would be the show’s 4th season, so I do believe it is time to transform Betty’s “look”. Besides, four years is a long time to be wearing braces. They have to come off eventually. In the original series “Betty la fea”, Betty eventually gets a makeover. Of course we wouldn’t want Betty all glammed up right away. It would take away the charm of what “Ugly Betty” is. It has to be gradual, like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly – it takes time.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Silvio Horta talked about Betty’s “transformation”. This what he said on the subject: “There’s going to be a progression in her look overall,” he said. “It’ll still be Betty, but you’ll see some growth in that direction.”
I’m looking forward to the upcoming season of “Ugly Betty”. I admit I have a lot of catching up to do as I missed most of Season 3, but I’ll watch the reruns on line soon enough. 🙂