ok, ok, ok... i'll be the synical bastard among us and say these are rumours untill i've actually seen some sort of confirmation.
For that, i would propose to kidnap our brand new amb and torture him untill he tells us everything he knows about this.
however, let's just speculate for now, cos that's soooooo much fun and we can't stop ourselves from doing so anyway, so here it goes:
a pirate line without a big ship is like a pub without beer: IMPOSSIBLE!!! so my guess is that this bounty thing is a ship, i'm just wondering about the quality of the thing, and most of all, what about the cannons? what's the age of the targeted audience? are there sw shooting mechanisms in it or do we get the old cannons?
the kraken thing is probably going to be something with bionicle parts or so... i don't expect a real brick built thing...
soldiers AND pirates sounds like a fig vs fig theme to me, (which is also the case in the space theme i think) that makes me suspicious, honestly.... since when is Lego going back to a fig vs fig theme?