Captain Jack Sparrow is going to have some company on the high seas of the Caribbean. Ian McShane is currently in talks to sign on to Pirates Of The Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. McShane will be starring opposite a returning Johnny Depp as Captain Jack’s nemesis, the pirate Blackbeard, better known to history as Edward Teach.
Since we know that the plot of Pirates 4, adapted from Tim Powers’ pirate novel On Stranger Tidesby previous Pirates scripters Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot, deals with the Fountain of Youth, it is safe to assume that some liberties will be taken with the historical facts of Teach’s career as a pirate between 1716 and 1719 in the waters of the West Indies as captain of the ship Queen Anne’s Revenge. Will we McShane with burning fuses tied into his hair as the real Blackbeard reportedly did?