Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has already laid claim to the release date of May 11 of next year.
Film fans will no doubt remember Mr. McShane from flicks like Death Race, The Golden Compass, and Sexy Beast -- whereas HBO subscribers will always remember the actor as the lyrically profane and wonderfully despicable Al Swearengen from Deadwood. (Animation buffs must also love this guy: He's given his pipes to Coraline, Shrek 3, and Kung Fu Panda.) And if you're looking for a great, colorful, larger-than-life villain, this is one of the actors to talk to. This bodes well for Pirates 4, if you ask me.
And heck, he's already been in a movie called The Pirate.