This summer we reported that director Rob Marshall was in line to direct the latest adventures of Jack Sparrow, and now it has been confirmed. An Ain't It Cool News reader sent in a review of Rob Marshall's latest film Nine, and at the Q&A session afterwards, Marshall confirmed he will be directing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Here's an excerpt from the article.

When asked about his next project (by Nora Ephron, who hosted the Q&A), he replied 'y'know, it's something that I was offered and never in the world thought I would do but then I was like 'why not?'... I'm doing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. That's right-- Rob Marshall is directing the next installment of the 'Pirates' franchise. The only additional thing he mentioned about it was that he had a wonderful meeting with Johnny a little while ago and that they're both excited to work together.
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While this news hasn't been officially confirmed by Disney, this appears to be the first time that Marshall had publicly spoken about his involvement on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. We'll be sure to keep you posted on any new updates on this film as soon as we have more information.