Pirates of the Caribbean
Jack's ridiculous luck streak is a result of his deal with Davy JonesC'mon there's no way any ordinary human being could've survived that fall on the Pelegostos' Island in DMC. When Jack made his deal with Davy Jones a side benefit was probably that it was all but impossible for Jack to die until his time was up to avoid him dying somewhere along the way and escaping servitude on the Dutchman.
Elizabeth was in love with Jack all along.It's only mildly explored in the movies, but her relationship with Will deteriorates quite rapidly after she dons trousers and learns how to use a sword. Her manipulative, win-at-all-costs approach to life wouldn't mesh with Will's desire to protect her. The only reason they eventually get together is because Will grows into a character willing to betray everything and everyone to further his goals, not to mention the captain of the Flying Dutchman. Sound familiar?
Jack's hallucinations... aren'tIn a few scenes, such as the "dropped me brain" scene, the hallucinations persist even after Jack has left. With nobody there to hallucinate them they shouldn't exist, yet they do. They must come from someone's mind, and since there's nobody else but them, the only logical conclusion is that these illusory Jacks are hallucinations of each other.
Not really; a guess but a doubt. I guess the Flying Dutchman may not have a captainI've always wondered what would have happened if Jack (the monkey) stabbed the heart, or someone stabs the heart and then kills themselves before being rendered immortal. Or if Davy Jones stabs his own heart.
Calypso is Ursula.As inspired by this picture.
Jack Sparrow is some kind of champion of CalypsoObviously, she has control over many of the characters in one way or another despite being bound in human form. Now consider Jack being captured and held as a god trapped in human form by the Pelagostos. Kinda symbolic / foreshadowy, innit.
Jack Sparrow is Calypso
Anamaria is a descendant of CalypsoAlthough she would probably be unaware of it. This comes from the Rule of Cool.
Anamaria was absent from the sequels because she became pregnant with Jack's daughter and is off (grumpily) raising the kid.And their daughter will eventually hook up with Will Turner III. Again, this is because of the Rule of Cool, especially if she's a descendant of Calypso.
Bootstrap Bill will take over the Flying Dutchman when Will goes back to his family.And Norrington ended up joining the crew at some point.
Instead of "Davy Jones' Locker", we should all be calling it "Will Turner's Locker".Alternatively, "Davy Jones" is a kind of title.
Everything was a plan by Calypso to regain her god-powersWhat other reason would this selfish sea-godess have to help ANYONE?
Captain Barbossa was the Marquis de Sade from Quills.This fellow Geoffrey Rush character found a time machine and then ended up stranded in the Caribbean. After Jack made him his first mate (Jack was too drunk to tell this fella wasn't a pirate), he filled the rest of the crew with his personal fetishes — a black bondage guy, an ambiguously gay duo, etc. This explains why he cared about the curse the most. The other pirates were annoyed; but the very idea of not being able to enjoy sex drove him crazy with anger.
Mr. Gibbs has a son.And his son has a son, and his son, and so on, all the way down to Jethro Gibbs.
Barbossa's Piece Of Eight was one of Jack's Pieces of Eight.One of Jack's plots for immortality was to gather all of the pieces of eight. He got one by fitting the requirements and taking Teague's place when Teague took the place of the bookmaster; then he killed or de-captained another of the Pirate Lords. Barbossa leaves Jack on the island, sans crew or ship, and takes what he assumes to be Jack's only Piece of Eight. Then he finds out afterwards, possibly (after the first movie) from Calypso, that Jack was still one of the Pirate Lords, having kept either his own Piece of Eight or the stolen one, leaving us with him knowing that they would need to bring Jack back from Davy Jones' Locker for the Pirate Council.
The third Pirates of the Caribbean movie was partially inspired by Robert Anton Wilson's and Robert Shea's Illuminatus!!-Trilogy.Both feature a conflict between a chaotic Goddess inspired by Greek mythology and a Human-Squid-Monster-Thing. In Illuminatus! we have Eris versus Cthulhu; in Pirates of the Caribbean, we have Calypso versus Davy Jones.
The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are set in an Alternate History version of the Golden Age of Piracy, one where Pirates remain a powerful force well into the modern day.The historical Golden Age of Piracy was a short period; there was not enough time in Real Life for the mystic traditions of the Pirates-verse to develop among the pirate factions. The legends of the Brethren Court and their supernatural escapades need time to spread and sink in. Couple this with the (historical) presence of a distinct pirate culture in the New World and the presence in the Pirates-verse of real, clearly observable magic, monsters, and other eldritch beings, and the historical ballgame undergoes quite a shift. The Pirate culture survived the attack upon Shipwreck Cove and is led by the canny Elizabeth Swann; it's possible that Piracy as a way of life and culture might survive the attempts by the great powers to suppress it.
Jack is syphilitic.He has bad hygiene even by the standards of whatever time the films are set in, and he's shown to frequent a certain type of businesswoman...let's face it, he's probably crawling with every disease known to humanity, plus a few unknown ones. It's a possible explanation for his mental state. Sure, he's not showing the physical signs, but neither did Oswald in Ibsen's Ghosts.
Will Turner is not coming back for Elizabeth SwannBecause his heart is in a box, and there's no reasonable way to put it back. Besides, ten years living without a heart will leave him, well, heartless; he'll cease to care.
Johnny Depp is Captain Jack SparrowSomehow or another, Jack manages to achieve immortality. Hundreds of years later, in a bit of fantastic irony, he plays himself in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series of movies that turn out to be based off of true events.
Jack Sparrow is a Fae creature.This explains his odd mannerisms, his strange walk, his madness, and offers up an interesting question: Why does a faerie need to search for immortality?
Cutler Beckett reincarnates as HitlerC'mon, someone HAD to say it! Both of them got into the top of large country by manipulating and using their wits, wanted to cause genocide to people they thought was in the way of the better people and useless while both controlling a massive amount of followers. Both pissed off a lot of people, but were actually well-mannered, cultured men who were into politics and they both thought that they would win until the last minute when the Oh Crap moment finally set in. The only thing he seemed to learn from his last failure that is better to finish yourself off than have a miserable and/or humiliating death at the hands of your opponent.
The Flying Dutchman absorbs its crew members specifically to replace bits of it that get smashed up or torn off.It can endure a few holes in the hull, since it doesn't sink when it doesn't want to, but it would eventually splinter to nothing if not repaired. In the time between Dead Man's Chest and At World's End, the ship has been in many more direct battles than usual, and requires an increase in how much and how quickly it absorbs the crew. This is why Bootstrap was so lost in the wall so shortly after being up and about. It's less a matter of the crew losing the humanity than it is the ship actively taking their coralized bodies for raw material.
Ragetti and Calypso were lovers before the curse bound him to the Black Pearl.Or at least Tia Dalma, since spoilers play havoc with the WMG bars. He probably fell in love with her, but not vice versa, since he's pretty much an incurable romantic (shown in general throughout the films, just not specifically where it comes to romance) and she was still bothered over Davy Jones. Evidence is mainly since he was able to say it "as speaking to a lover" on his first try, without any noticeable acting preparation beyond a) getting over stage fright or b) getting over talking like that to a specific person. While there's a lot of leeway as to what might be considered "as speaking to a lover", it didn't sound particularly lover-ly (just soft, which may be close enough to tender for the curse to count it), so it may have been that it was said as (as in while) speaking a lover. The Pirate Lords could have put that stipulation thinking Davy Jones would never get over her standing him up, and assuming she had and would have no other. The other piece of evidence is purely Rule of Funny, when he got the crab in the front of his pants (which may have also been an S.T.Double Entendre)- "Hey, cutie! I've gotten me powers back!"
Barbossa is Ragetti's father.Why else would he trust him with his Piece Of Eight?
Davy Jones is actually The Dread Pirate Roberts.See the above theory about "Davy Jones" being a title instead of a person.
Cutler Beckett hates Jack Sparrow because Jack made him a eunuch.It's said that they both "left their mark on each other" — we know that Beckett branded Jack with the "P" for pirate; the other mark is Jack having cut or shot Beckett's balls off. After all, Jack has always had a bit of an obsession with eunuchs...
Calypso is a daughter of Poseidon / King Neptune.I know the real Calypso, from Greek mythology as made famous by Homer's The Odyssey, really has nothing to do with the Calypso from the Pirates universe, but since when has this series really cared all that much about keeping their legends straight? This is mostly just because I'd like to see the big guy make an appearance in the fourth movie. Maybe throw in some merfolk.
The Jack who died at the end of Dead Man's Chest wasn't the same Jack of the other two movies.He has surely stumbled with supernatural beings and phenomena even before CotBP. Somewhere in the past he got a curse which, in totally random moments, makes him literally split into the many sides of his personality, only to come back together after a while, merging all the experiences and memories of the single parts. If you notice, the scenes of the "multiple Jacks" always happen when he's with no one around him (in the case of the two little Jacks, probably no one noticed them). At some point between CotBP and DMC, however, the most cowardly and buffoonish part of him was separated from the rest, and couldn't merge back. The "true" Jack was captured and eaten by the Kraken (since Jack, in a way, was still around afterwards, and so the Kraken still searched for him, Davy Jones didn't realize), while the other, Flanderized part of him took part in the events of DMC and was finally eaten by the Kraken too, returning us a "complete" Jack in AWE.
It's all Calypso's fault.Every supernatural thing ever seen in the movie has origins that can be traced back to Calypso. It's actually pretty plausible when you think about it. The Aztec Gold was cursed by 'heathen gods', and Calyspo is described as such by Jones in AWE. Under the guise of Tia Dalma, she gave the magic compass to Jack. She gave Jones the job that ultimately cursed him, gave him the ship with which to carry the job out, and gave him and his crew superpowers to make them more awesome. She also gave him an enormous sea monster to control as the ultimate bodyguard/weapon of choice/intimidation factor. She could have just made the Fountain of youth because she was bored and had goddess powers.
Will Turner III? Nah, that's Jack.Think about it: how likely is it that a woman would get pregnant just on her wedding night? And Jack went searching for the fountain of youth, after all. Perhaps he found it and got a bit too youthful by mistake. And it's surely not too surprising that he'd want to hang around to say hello to his old friend. Also, lookie here. Don't they look a lot alike? Of course, honestly, all the three main characters look similarly pretty in the face and have similar colouring, but he seems to have eyeliner. And then there's the wee pirate hat. It's pretty obvious that Jack has found the fountain of youth, after all — how else could Elizabeth have failed to age more than very slightly in ten years? Her face looks a little thinner, but she doesn't have a single wrinkle. If Jack has not found the fountain of youth, she must be a thirtyish single mum. She can't still be that dewy and unlined and teenagerish under normal circumstances. She's probably been drinking from the fountain of youth to prevent aging faster than Will. Obviously, she, unlike Jack, got the dosage right.
Will Turner III is actually a girl.Well, there's no way of knowing, really. His/her mum often wears tomboyish clothes, including in that last scene — why wouldn't she dress a daughter the same way as herself?
The Dog is actually the incarnation of some supernatural beingThis explains why he's so Bad Ass, and can escape anything- because he isn't a "normal" dog. Maybe he's a spirit tricked into that form or something, but he's definitely not normal.
Will Turner III is adopted.He seems a tad too young to be 10. Its possible that Elizabeth found a poor orphan and took him in as her own. Will would take him as his son. Also... No women could have not aged so little after having a child.
Cutler Beckett and Jack used to be an item.Jack clearly doesn't seem to have a problem with same-sex relationships in any sense. Jack up and left, and Beckett is bitter. It would explain the reason that he hates him so much, they seem to know each other very well, and would explain the 'mark' that Jack left on Beckett which isn't shown in the movie. The Pirate mark on Jack's arm would be from a lover scorned.
Penelope Cruz's real pregnancy will be written into the 4th movieConsidering she plays Jack's likely love interest, we all know where this is going.
The whole series is Gov. Weatherby Swann's fantasyHow? Well in the film Brazil The Jonathan Pryce, who plays the governor in these films, goes catatonic after losing everything to the super police state, so he can be with his love interest. However as time went on he got bored of this fantasy and created a new one with pirates
Beckett got screwed over by his own side.They short changed him with a poorly built ship (how else can you explain the Endeavour exploding so easily?), badly-trained troops who had been drummed out of the army for various reasons (hence the blue uniforms - they're not part of the army anymore) and a heck of a lot of Indiamen (averagely armed merchant ships that could easily be confused with Ships of the Line from a distance). They did this because he had started a 'war' without London's approval and because the guy is a arse and they wanted to get rid of him.
The actions taken by each new Captain of the Dutchman change the requirements for captaincy.Think about it - nowhere is it said that it was necessary to cut out your own heart for the position - possibly the heart was the weak spot, but because Jones cut it out Will has to do it. This may mean that all future Dutchman captains must be married, maybe with children because of the new captain's lifestyle, as well.
Pirates of the Caribbean takes place in the same world as Illuminatus!.There are definitely some parallels between the stories and their respective worlds. Maybe Jack Sparrow is even related to the Celine family somehow.
Indy is Jack's descendant. Three things: Indy Ploy, their love for their hats and their ability to be a magnet of a lot of troubles. In fact, the Indy Ploy is in the blood, its probable we will see Mutt doing it in the next one. But forever and ever, Jack will be the master in this art.
Bootstrap Bill was faking when he repeated his dialogue with Elizabeth.He wasn't really losing his individuality to the Flying Dutchman at the time, he just didn't want Will to get himself killed trying to save him from servitude to Jones. By pretending his mind was already gone, Bootstrap hoped to trick Elizabeth into telling Will that it was too late to save his dad, ensuring his son could set aside his promise and have a happy life with her.
Teague was once Chief of the Pelegostos.Whether DMC was the first time Jack had been to Pelegosto, or if the first was the story he told in COTBP, both times the natives made Jack their chief, believing him to be their god in human form. Jack speaks their language, but would've had to have learned it before they decided he was a god if he'd BS-ed them into it, C-3PO style. If he hadn't learned their language until after they crowned him (and in DMC they had their pick of pirates to randomly worship and eat, so it wasn't because he was "just there") they would've had to have guessed Jack was their god only by looking at him. And who is it who bares a staggering resemblance to Jack and just happened to end up with the jailhouse dog who was last seen on Pelegosto? A dog the natives were worshipping, and would've been very reluctant to part with for just anyone. Also, if Jack already knew their language before being made chief, "someone" would've had to have taught it to him.
Anamaria didn't appear in the sequels because she got her own shipSince the Interceptor got blown up, Jack still owed her a ship, and between Cot BP and DMC she nagged at him until he stole (er, commandeered) one for her. She then became an independent pirate captain, and is off having adventures of her own during the events of DMC and AWE.
The Movies are a truly well done and unexpected Myth ArcAbout Jack dividing our world from the supernatural world. Just think about this, with Davy Jones death and Will having Elizabeth waiting for him, the Flying Dutchman can recover his truly purpose, instead of what Jones did all this years. We don't know this, but Calypso is the Ultimate Evil Jack will have to face in a quest for his freedom, and I mean THE freedom
James Norrington's Middle Name Is 'Lysander'Just a Fan Fiction convention that seems to have caught on. The theory (when a writer bothers with one) is that he's named after a Norrington ancestor who distinguished himself in battle, or the ancient Spartan king who conquered Athens. In any case, it sounds great. Try saying it out loud; James, Lysander, Norrington.
Lt. Gillette was one of the victims of Norrington's ship sinking.Hence why he does not appear in the other two movies.
Davy Jones came to Calypso aboard the Pearl because he intended to kill herRecall Davy's previous words at Beckett's tea party: "There is only one price I will accept; Calypso murdered." Obviously he's deeply embittered by her failure to show up for his 'one day ashore'. But Tia's assertion that "Him never stopped loving her" is correct- when Jones confronted his former lover in her cell, he had a 'Menelaus Moment' and stayed his claw. (Menelaus was the cuckolded husband of Helen of Troy. When that city was being sacked, Menelaus stormed the palace intending to find and slay Helen for her infidelity. But once he actually beheld her, all he wanted to do was take her back.)
The dark-skinned residents of Tia's swamp were the slaves Jack set free.It does explain why they mourned Jack's death, with that candlelight tableau near the end of DMC. And it makes sense for Jack to've released them in on an unsettled island where their 'owner' (Beckett) would never find them.
The Black Pearl is named in reference to a Bible verse.Specifically, this one: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, who, having found one Pearl Of Great Price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it." (Matthew 13, 45-46) The parable is certainly apt, since Jack traded everything he had- his own soul- to regain his lost ship.
Captain Sparrow's mother was a 'Woman of Colour'Jack's appearance strongly suggests his ancestry is not 100% caucasian (as is true of Johnny Depp; his grandmother was Cherokee.) Since his Da looks entirely Anglo, Jack presumably inherited the non-white strain his Mum. Various fanfics have postulated she was all or largely Native American (North or South), Spanish, Indian, Haitian/African, Gypsy (this Troper's fave), or any combination thereof. As Jack's place of origin is unknown, there's lots of possibilities.
This was not Calypso's first pactThe Dutchman wasn't even the first ship to ferry the dead, and there have been many Davy Jones and many forms of Calypso throughout the ages. Freeing Calypso from her mortal bonds not only means that when she is ethereal she can control the ocean weather and seas, but also her power may come to inhabit the forms of mortal women, making them the new Calypso for that age. Binding Calypso to mortal form prevents the powers of Calypso from manifesting or jumping to new hosts.
Phillip didn't dieIn the boat before the mermaid fight, one of the sailors mentioned that the love a mermaid would protect the lovee from all ills. Syrena kissed Phillip before dragging him under- maybe they're chilling with Spongebob with his new found underwater breathing.
Mermaids don't kill men.Elaborating on the above theory, mermaids generally do not kill men. Men get dragged underwater and are assumed dead. In fact, mermaids kiss the men, allowing them to survive underwater, and keep them as mates. jossed as we see a sailor get ripped into shreds by a mermaid (quite a gruesome scene)
Captain Jack's charge of impersonating a member of the clergy and his first meeting with Angelica are connected.According to Angelica, she first met our favorite pirate while she was in a Spanish convent. If he was spotted there, it is very easy to imagine Captain Jack claiming to be a member of the Church of England in order to explain his presence there and why he wasn't familiar to anyone at the Spanish convent. It would also explain his little "Oh yeah, I remember that fun memory" smile and nod when they mentioned that particular charge was listed.
Cutler Beckett isn't out of the franchise yet.Want to bet that one of the ships in Blackbeard's bottled collection is the Endeavour? No one ever said that he only collected ships that he'd sunk personally, after all, which means that Beckett and his men could be inside one of those bottles in Gibbs' sack.
Philip will become an Archbishop of AtlantisAfter Syrena drags him underwater, he will finally fulfill his dreams of becoming a missionary and convert the mermaids to Christianity, turning them unto much more benign creature that will help sailors instead of killing them.
Blackbeard was offered a position of power in the Brethren CourtBeing the pirate that all pirates fear, it seems odd that he wouldn't be counted in the Pirate Lords. Either he turned the offer down, or perhaps he was a pirate lord during the third court, and has since retired.
Catholicism destroys magicThrough the first three movies we witnessed plenty of magical events but only in a Protestant or definitely "lapse" setting. On the contrary, the Spanish monarchy and army that finally show up in the fourth movie hardly interact with the supernatural if at all (so far as to pass unharmed though mermaid waters while an entire ship of the British navy is destroyed by them) and the few times they get their hands on arguably supernatural elements they quickly destroy them as "Pagan superchery" without testing them first. It's also poignant that the only religious person we see interacting and even developing a relationship with a supernatural being, Philip, is an Anglican missionary.
Philip joins Will Turner's crewBased off this fanfic: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7011769/1/ Maybe Syrena realised she could not heal her beloved Philip herself and instead took him to the Flying Dutchman and begged Will Turner to accept him as part of his crew.
Jack also drank from the chalice with Syrena's tear in it.Before his Poisoned Chalice Switcheroo Batman Gambit, Jack drank from the chalice with the tear, so that he and Angelica will split Blackbeard's years, meaning that he'll live (approximately) as long as the woman he
Syrena ate Philip.Even if you assume she did love him, he was dying anyway, probably wouldn't have survived being dragged underwater that far, and in many cultures cannibalism is a symbol of togetherness ...
We've not seen the last of the SpaniardFor a minor character, he got a fair bit of focus when he did show up, makes a nice counterpoint to the pirate, British, and supernatural characters, and even got his own theme music complete with Ominous Latin Chanting (though that might be considered a theme for the Spanish in general). He also conspicuously survives the Final Battle in On Stranger Tides. When Pirates 5 rolls around (at last word, it was in the planning stages), he seems like he could be an effective Big Bad, Dragon, supporting villain, or possibly even ally, if the villain was someone he and Jack both had reason to oppose.
Triton will be the next Big BadIt only makes sense, considering Blackbeard's sword was called the Sword of Triton. Now that Barbossa has it, Triton will return to claim his sword.
The Pearl's crew (Marty, Cotton, Pintel, Ragetti, Mullroy, Murtogg, etc.) are preserved in the bottle with the Black Pearl and will appear in a sequel.Jack the Monkey is definitely alive inside that bottle, & we also saw a tiny flying bird which could have been Cotton's parrot. So it's possible some or all of the Pearl's crew have also survived in there.
The fifth movie will involve Barbossa going forward in time and using the Sword of Triton to steal a US navy aircraft carrier.He'll accomplish this by stealing the Doctor's TARDIS. He'll use the carrier to replace those annoying knockoffs and restore Pirating to its former glory.
The boy who saved Philip during the climax was the child of Will and ElizabethRule of cool, mostly.
When he is old enough, William Turner III will go out to find a job on a pirate ship......And he will either sail on The Queen Anne's Revenge under his Uncle Barbossa, or The Black Pearl under his Uncle Jack.
Admiral Jack SparrowGibbs took all of the bottled ships in Blackbeard's possession. Jack finds enough men to crew all of them and then releases the ships. Gibbs and other recurring characters (assuming they survived on the bottled Pearl) become Captains of the individual ships. The Black Pearl becomes the Flagship of the Pirate Fleet, with Jack as the Admiral.
Elizabeth will join Will when she diesIt seems like Will is stuck on his ship except for a day every ten years. However, his father proves that people who die at sea can join Will's crew. Since Elizabeth is the Pirate King, it seems like she will be spending a lot of time in life-threatening positions on the ocean. If she, being smart enough to figure this out, ensures that when she bites it she will be at sea, she can spend the rest of eternity with him. Alternatively, Will could find a way to find her if she doesn't die at sea.
Both tales about mermaids are trueThere seem to be two different ideas about mermaids. They're either the beautiful, seductive creatures that feed on men or beautiful women that take their lovers into the deep to live with them. But looking closely at the actions of the mermaids suggests there may be truth to both versions of the story. While numerous pirates were maimed and devoured during the course of the mermaid attack, there are a few that noticeably escape harm in the process. One is Philip, who is saved from harm by Syrena. The other is the young boy in the crew, later shown doing things like freeing Philip. Syrena comments that Philip is "different" and that he "protects others" and this was her reason for not only sparing him but rescuing him as well. Maybe mermaids have a supernatural ability to see the good in people, and target the sinful while sparing or saving those with good hearts. With Angelica and Philip, we're introduced to this very theme during the film — both are trying to save the souls of others, and discussion is made about good and evil. This would explain the differing tales of mermaids, as well as the man from the beginning of the movie found UNDERWATER in a net.
Barbossa won't live through the fifth movie.Barbossa isn't exactly the youngest pirate alive, and now he's crippled(a missing leg will do that). If you look at the forth film, Blackbeard had him beat when the Spanish showed up. He isn't as strong as he used to be and that'll catch up with him. The question is, how?
Related to the one above, Jack will mourn Barbossa, or maybe even be the one to kill himIf it's the first one the reason is that even after all they've been through, Jack and Barbossa seem to be friends of a sort. Maybe Jack would miss his rival. If it's the second, it will be a mercy killing. Barbossa will be dying, either of his age or a wound, and Jack will be forced to end his suffering.
The entire series meta-plot is a Mage-the-Ascension style paradigm battle.Reality is moving from the mythic age into the age of the real, and magic is fading, which is why the fourth film featured a lot more "playing for keeps," a sense that death was more likely permanent and everything had a cost. There have been nods to this in scenes featuring British Empire characters in the later films. It's a series of pitched battles taking place over years: magic won in World's End, but the destruction of the Fountain of Youth is a major victory for the non-mythic paradigm.
Jack needed the mutiny, and Barbossa knew this.Before the mutiny, Jack was an even worse captain than he is now. Barbossa knew it would take quite a bit to straighten the young captain, and so he put the mutiny into play, taking great lengths to ensure Jack would survive. He knew that island was well traveled and that Jack would get off. He just never got the chance to tell Jack about the plan...
There's a reason Barbossa is always wearing a hat...He's covering his forehead, because he has a pirate brand.
Phillip and Syrena will have a half-mermaid daughterAnd she will adventure with and eventually marry Will Turner III.
Jack still totally wants to live foreverHe just doesn't want to bother with hunting down a mermaid, making her cry, finding someone he greatly dislikes, and dragging them to the remains of the Fountain of Youth every seventy or so years. Jack is looking for something a bit more reliable.
The Spaniards in On Stranger Tides are the remnants of the Inquisition from The FountainAfter all, both are really into stopping people from gaining eternal life. At least they have stopped flogging themselves.
Mr. Gibbs knew Barbossa had come back, without knowing he knew it.Because he saw the green flash. At the time, he saw the flash and knew it meant a soul had returned to the land of the living; he just didn't know that that soul was Barbossa.
The kid who gets hanged at the beginning of At World's End is Elizabeth's and Will's son.Beckett came back, after 10 years, perhaps as mentioned above by one of his ships being one of Blackbeards collection of sunkern ships. Will and Elizabeth's son is hanged for trying to follow in his grandfather's (Bootstrap Bill's) footsteps (he was singing "A Pirates Life for me") and joining a pirate crew, or for indirectly being connected to Beckett's downfall. The piece of eight he has was given to him by Jack. This means that what seemed like a cold opening was actually a flash forward.
Mermaids don't die unless they are killed.The way to get eternal life from the Fountain is to get a mermaid to drink from the other chalice. Philip could be guarding the fountain forever, in honor of Syrena. I hope he's content with it for that reason, if this is true.
If you take the life from an undying creature (like a mermaid, see above guess, or one of the zompirates from the first film), you don't die until they are killed, and they don't die of instant old age just because of the fountain ritual.You get all of the years they had and would have had had fate been kinder, but an undying person's years are not numbered until they are killed. This is particularly helpful for Philip and Syrena if the above guess is true.
Whoever holds a Piece of Eight can't truly die until it's passed on.Jack Sparrow didn't die, he was "taken body and soul" (along with his Piece of Eight), and was in fact well on his way to escaping the Locker when the crew found him. Barbossa died because Ragetti was holding onto his Piece of Eight for the duration of the films. Ragetti and Pintel are somehow never hanged along with the other pirates. Sao Feng was wounded, but didn't die until he passed his Piece of Eight on to Elizabeth. Part of the magic that created the Pieces of Eight also protected whoever held them because you can't bind a goddess permanently, which would have happened if any Piece were lost.
Jack never actually pirated anything.This troper's friend pointed out recently that Captain Jack never really pirated anything during the series. this got me to thinking that it would not be beyond him to (instead of actually do any pirating) sit in a brothel and tell stories of his (made up) adventures, thus earning him a fruitful reputation. what he didn't count on was that his stories would make him wanted for the very crimes he never actually commited. he really seems like the guy who wants to be a bad ass pirate, but who's conscience gets in the way (hence his release of the slaves) as much as he wants to be the anti hero, he'll always have a heart of gold. so he spins stories to get the reputation and fame as the infamous Jack Sparrow (CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow, thankyouverymuch) while never having any actual victims to feel bad about.
Ponce de Leon was, as of the time of the fourth movie, still under the effects of having used the fountain.He (like his crewmember) used it enough times to survive a few hundred years, and then someone skinned and de-fleshed him. This is why the skeleton could move (slightly but sharply) when disturbed. Jack may have come to the same conclusion, which contributed to his decision to find a different, better source of effective immortality.
In the fifth movie Jack will encounter an aspidochelone.
Anamaria was one of the cannibals' victims.
Captain Jack Sparrow is actually...
Ladbroc will be an Ascended ExtraSurviving an island of cannibals between the second and fifth will be deemed "impossible" and he'll retort in the most awesome way.
Angelica becomes a privateer for Spain in the fifth filmAngelica has literally nothing left at the end of On Stranger Tides but a grudge against Sparrow for marooning her. What better way to get back at him but to follow Barbossa's steps, this time serving her home country. Combining two other previously formulated WMGs, 1) Spain is not going to like Jack goofing around in the Caribbean with a whole damn pirate fleet, so all the possible help the better and 2) it allows the filmmakers to bring back again the Spanish and The Spaniard (possible as Angelica's first mate/boss) who were too underused in the 4th film.
Mermaids are empaths.Meaning, they cannot exactly read a person's mind (like a telepath), but they can sense another person's emotions or intentions (like Counselor Troi on "Star Trek"). This would explain how Syrena knew Phillip was "different" from the violent crooks around him, and why she was against helping Blackbeard with the Fountain of Youth, but rushed to help Jack save Angelica with her tear.
The 5th movie will be called Pirates of the Caribbean: The Secret of Monkey Island.Disney just bought Lucasfilm, and the talks for the deal started a year and a half ago. A fifth Pirates movie was first announced in October 2011. And as the fourth movie pointed out, they're not against adapting older works into new entries in the franchise. And, of course, there's the persistent rumor that The Curse of the Black Pearl started out as a Monkey Island script in the first place, not to mention the fact that On Stranger Tides just happened to adapt one of the inspirations for the Monkey Island series (the other being the Pirates of the Caribbean ride itself). In short, the two franchises are almost too intertwined for this NOT to happen, especially since they're now owned by the same company.
The last movie will have it's 'movie shanty' to the theme tuneSince they have had one new song per film it seem's like a nice way to finish it off. For bonus points, the lyrics lean against the fourth wall...
Pirates 5 and 6 will be the Grand Finale of the series with Will returning and Barbossa as the final Big BadIf you had a magic sword that makes any ship in the world do your bidding which one do you go after? Answer #1: The most powerful ship there is Answer #2: All of them The fifth film sees Barbossa attempts to take control of the Flying Dutchman, while the sixth has him going full-blown Take Over the World mode in making every pirate, navel & merchant vessel in the world serve him.
The Spaniard was not only a member of the Spanish Fleet, he is also on orders from the Catholic Church; Most specifically the Iscariot Organisation XIII1. It's too awesome NOT to be true. 2. Alexander Anderson mentioned in passing that Iscariot had been working for centuries 3. The Spaniard deliberately destroyed the Fountain, after a buttload of effort to FIND the damn thing; calling it a "pagan temple". Who else do we here at TV Tropes know who is that extreme? Building on: the reason the Catholic Church is after Jack is because, not only did he impersonate a member of Mother Church's clergy, he also accidentally impersonated a paladin of Iscariot. Why would, at a time when the British and Spanish Empires were actively out to destroy each other, the (Anglican) British mention impersonating a member of Catholic clergy in Jack's crimes? Because: the British at this point don't have a monster-fighting organization extant yet. They are depending, albeit grudgingly, upon the protection of the British Empire from those supernatural threats which she cannot use to her own advantage.
POTC is set in the Assassin's Creed verse.PROOF:
Blackbeard did love his daughter.
Edward Teague will get a papa wolf over Jack at one point.
They could have just shoved Davy Jones over and saved themselves a lot of trouble.
The storm that sank the Isla de Muerta was Calypso recovering Barbosa's body
The ghost lead of the fifth movie will be James Norrington