You know all those things you’ve been hearing about the next to Pirates of the Caribbean? Yeah, you might want to forget those. At least for the time being. Remember hearing that Tim Burton was going to direct them? Someone must have been smoking something. And it is still pretty unlikely that Sacha Baren Cohen will be popping up as a pirate anytime soon.

Terry Rossio, co-screenwriter of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” films recently killed at those rumors by saying:

For the record, none of the recent Pirates 4 rumors have any truth, including the so-called record 50 million dollar payday for Depp.

Some pretty funny stuff, though. Sacha Cohen? Tim Burton? Studios are way too protective of their franchises for that sort of thing.

The only thing that has been officially announced so far is that Johnny Depp will return as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fourth film.

The only other option is that Terry is lying… hmmm…. perhaps I can start my own rumors????