I totally agree with the prequil idea. That's one way we won't have to deal with the sickly romantic stories.. besides there is a wealth of material. What did Jack and Beckett do to each other? How did Barbossa engineer the mutiny on the Pearl? What sunk the Pearl so that Jack had to make that deal with Davy Jones. I hope they wait for a worthy script though. With all the projects that Depp and Verbinski are working on it will probably be a while before they could get to a POTC4 anyway. By that time I'll be jonesing for a new one.