I know that lots of fans have been concerned that not enough of their favorite characters will be returning for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Personally, I’m all for fresh blood, but I also appreciate that a great character is a great character. And guess what? According to Internet Movie Database, it looks like Kevin McNally will be returning to play Gibbs (!!!).
I don’t know how IMDB is updated – if it’s at all like Wikipedia, then this isn’t very reliable. And I’ve yet to see a single news story confirming this. But IMDB has done us right so far with their cast list, promptly listing confirmed cast, and consistently ignoring the whole Megan Fox rumor-mill, so perhaps there’s hope for Gibbs fans after all.
And actually, over on Keep to the Code someone was saying they saw Kevin McNally in Hawaii this week, so I’m guessing it’s true! So relieved!
Since this will be a prequel, it may include the story of Gibbs turning to pyracy in the first place, and perhaps Barbossa’s mutiny against Jack. i’ve still never stayed awake thru an entire POTC movie, but i’ll try it one more time, i’m sure..
Is it truly a prequel- or does it have only flashbacks?
Whatever- I too am relieved that Gibbs is back!
From what I’ve heard there will be “prequel” elements, as in flashbacks, but it’s going to basically pick up where At World’s End left off, with Jack searching for the Fountain of Youth.