Sequel Ahoy

updated 05/29/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/29/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Yo ho update: Three years after Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl hauled in $305 million at the box office, Jack Sparrow and his mateys are back on July 7 for a second voyage, Dead Man's Chest. Shooting two Pirates sequels (No. 3 is due in 2007) back-to-back in the Bahamas and West Indies—with, reportedly, a combined budget of at least $300 million—will take more than a year. Fans can look forward to cannibals, a wedding, a new villain by the name of Davy Jones, and heartthrobs Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly looking seductively swashbuckle-y. And the ending? "I'm not going to tell you that!" says producer Jerry Bruckheimer. "But it's really unexpected."



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