Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp may have Lone Rangers as well as Carribean Pirates in the stock cupboard now, but don't expect them to retire the original line any time soon.
Indeed, we've known for some time that regular Pirates co-writer Terry Rossio has written a draft for movie five all by himself. What we didn't know is when this film might go into production.
Perhaps it's going to be very soon.
The Puerto Rico commission have said that they expect to welcome the production as soon as this November.
Disney have subsequently called the report "inaccurate" and said that the film remains in development. Neither of which is actually a real denial. It's all a PR dance, it would seem. Truth will out, I'm sure.
Moviehole say that they reached out to a Disney contact for comment and were given the remarkable, and unsolicited, hint that:
Will Turner's story might not be finished
This doesn't appear to be an official statement of any kind so I'm taking it with a little seasoning, but the idea is obviously that Orlando Bloom could be rejoining the series.
The mysterious Disney voice wasn't prepared to comment on Keira Knightley's involvement, apparently. She's not so obvious a contender I guess. Riskier to take a punt on.
Pirates 5 is going to happen. One day. And possibly in Puerto Rico.