First Look: More New Official 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' Photos
With the highly anticipated first teaser trailer arriving Monday evening, I knew Disney would start teasing some first looks at Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Yea, don't forget we have this sequel to watch out for next summer as well. Damn these come so quick! Our good friend Anthony Breznican over on USA Today debuted the new photos, including a first look at Penélope Cruz. "What's most interesting about Pirates 4 is you don't have to connect the dots for these subplots and sub-characters," Depp told the paper. "It felt like a fresh, clean slate." This definitely seems like it might be a very strong return to form.
Update: We just added four more shots below that debuted this morning on Yahoo. Check them out, too!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides stars Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow again as well as Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane as Blackbeard, Geoffrey Rush and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mermaid. "These mermaids are ferocious," Bruckheimer explains. "On the surface they're beautiful, but once you get them underwater, they turn pretty scary." The story was based on Tim Powers' book, which focuses heavily on the "Fountain of Youth" that was hinted at the end of At World's End. Chicago & Nine director Rob Marshall is helming this fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film and has been directing at various locations the last few months. This is supposedly being shot in 3D. Disney has On Stranger Tides set to open on May 20th, 2011 next summer.
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
Voice of Reason on Dec 9, 2010
I'm starting to warm to the idea of this. Still not sure about Rob Marshall as director - would have preferred someone like Jon Turteltaub. I'll wait till the trailer is released to see if I'd pay to see this on the big screen.
Bash on Dec 9, 2010
That lady looks like Keira Knightley as a brunette! Fun!
Valerie Atherton on Dec 9, 2010
nothing about this interested me in the least until i saw Ian McShane as Blackbeard! now i can't wait to see this !
Astroboy3000 on Dec 9, 2010
Here's hoping that this one is a return to form for the series. By the third one it managed to get tired and ridiculous...even for a series based on an amusement park ride. Alex, is there a way to turn off the keyword links in these articles? Just wondered if it was only on macs or if its a pc thing too.
Piper on Dec 9, 2010
Jon Turtletaub - you must be joing... Yeah, looks like Kiera!
ryderup on Dec 9, 2010
I'm psyched for this. I loved the first one, thought the second one was pretty good. The third one was just waaayy too long and full of pointless subplots that went nowhere. I'm glad they dropped Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly. Can't wait.
Floombaffa on Dec 9, 2010
Man, I'm just so bored with these movies. I'm sick of pirates. But Rob Marshall does have a cool style, which might tweak it a bit. Maybe if they finally did a hard-R pirate movie, then I'd be interested. (inb4 porno)
Cracky on Dec 9, 2010
omg yeah it does look like Keira Knightley but too bad it aint 🙁
A5J4DX on Dec 9, 2010
A hotter version of Keira Knightley....and hopefully less annoying, NICE! Let's hope she can also act better. Looking forward to the Trailer.
Sota-POP on Dec 9, 2010
The only reason Im still seeing this is to see ole swearengen as blackbeard..god thats gonna be awesome.
Cody w on Dec 9, 2010
perhaps I'll check it out.
Xerxex on Dec 9, 2010
As long as they don't make the tone too silly, yet not as dark as the sequels, this has a chance. I want an iconic moment too.
Al on Dec 9, 2010
while any film is improved by not having Keira Knightley in it (on her Pirates... performances, at least), i was dead set against there being yet another '4th in the Trilogy' film to follow all of the others recently. this series did not, and really still does not, need another sequel. and yet, i find myself actually beginning to look forward to this. i put almost all of that down to Depp. yeah, i might actually go - provided that, unlike when Toy Story 3 opened this year, there is *actually* a cinema showing it in 2D near me - which there wasn't.
lumière on Dec 9, 2010
@ 5 Piper, yes we PC users get those keyword links (at least I do). All those (keyword links) started when Bing launched... and I hate it. Not NEARLY as much as MSNs "search links", where they mention and article/news item and the link takes you to a search index instead of actual news/information. Is it me or is they guy in black facing Depp (and Cruz) in the 2nd of the 4 pics Jared Leto? Might be the eye shadow, but the height and lack of wrinkles says it's not Ian McShane. Sure I could look it up, but where's the fun in that?
Akirakorn on Dec 9, 2010
wait are some comparing Cruz and Knightley? wow.
Xerxex on Dec 9, 2010
Akirakorn, That definitely is Ian McShane. I think the lack of visible wrinkles is due more to the quality of the picture, or lack thereof (no offense FS), than the age of the actor.
JL on Dec 9, 2010
Also, if it had been Leto, they likely would have mentioned his name somewhere in the article.
JL on Dec 9, 2010
Penélope Cruz looks like a Revlon model lost in a pirate movie. She looks weird and talks funny.
parlay on Dec 10, 2010
Can't wait. Two thumbs up for Swerengen alone. It looks like Jack's up to some urban pirating this time around. @ parlay, Yeah she does look weird. I think it's her nose. Otherwise she's pretty damn hot. Hotter than Kiera steel-trap-jaw Knightly. I think as a pirate she should have much less makeup, though. But I guess she can't be wearing less eye makeup than the guys.
JL on Dec 10, 2010
JL how about we stop comparing Knightely and Cruz? the two are beautiful in their own way. and Parlay she talks funny because she is Spanish!
Xerxex on Dec 10, 2010
i agree!! god im so tired of people telling me i "talk funny" so alittle respect people!!
Said on Jan 18, 2011
Make-up and costumes look way overdone
JD on Dec 10, 2010
Looks like all they did was rehashed the recent Sherlock Holmes set up. Here's what I mean Blackbeard (McShane) is Professor Moriaty (Jared Harris) Cruz's character is Irene Adler (Rachael McAdams) Jack Sparrow (Depp) is Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) Barbossa (Rush) is Mycroft (Stephen Fry) Will Turner (Bloom)was sort of Watson (Jude Law) Elizabeth Swan (Knightly) was Mary, Watson's fiance (Kelly Rielly) Davy Jones (Nighy) was Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) Apart from that, an original idea for the 4th Pirates movie.
Jeeze on Dec 11, 2010
Okay, Xerxex, message received. Kiera Knightly is beautiful in her own way (Apart from her prominent jaw), and we're only comparing them because it looks like Cruz has replaced her as the female lead in the franchise, and because she looks very Knightly-esque in that second shot featured in the headline.
JL on Dec 13, 2010
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