Good god, I do not want to see Gore Verbinski direct this thing.
Haven't we had enough "over bloated, doesn't know when to say no and enough is enough filmmaking with a sense of "with CGI, we can do anything" without actually considering a story first" filmmaking with this franchise?
I think Verbinski is capable making very good movies and I would put Mouse Trap, The Ring and the first Pirates movie in that bracket. But the second Pirates movie definitely falls into the category you describe (and was so bad it put me off seeing the third).
Perhaps The Lone Ranger will see him being capable of making a tighter and more enjoyable movie or maybe the fault has been with the scripts he's been handed.