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Next Pirates of the Caribbean Sequels Will Shoot Back-to-Back

When Gore Verbinski shot the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies back-to-back, the arduous, big-budget challenge nearly broke him, but hey: They made oodles of money! And so it is that buoyed by the just-wrapped fourth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Disney is telling cast and crew to gear up for a fifth and sixth installment that will again shoot back-to-back. Six megafranchise movies crammed into just ten years of shooting? Captain Jack Sparrow just made the MGM-hobbled James Bond look like a slacker. [HitFix]