Avast Ye! Mermaids Ahoy on New 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' Poster
by Alex Billington
March 30, 2011
Oh you didn't know there were mermaids in this? Well, here you go. Disney has been releasing a series of character posters for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (see more here) and, well, they're honestly not that exciting, but this mermaid one (via IMPAwards) I couldn't pass up. Though I'm not sure which one is Astrid Berges-Frisbey? Disney also showed a select 20 minutes of footage (three full scenes) from this at CinemaCon and it looked pretty good, exactly like yet another Pirates movie, but closer in scope to the first one than the overly-epic sequels. The plot is more straightforward, but I'm quite excited to see it.
Jack Sparrow (Depp) and Barbossa (Rush) embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth hinted at the end of At World's End, only to learn that Blackbeard (McShane) and his daughter are after it, too.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is directed by Oscar nominated director Rob Marshall, whose only previous directing credits are Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha and the musical Nine. The screenplay was once again written by franchise regulars Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, based on Tim Power's book On Stranger Tides. Disney is bringing Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to theaters in 3D starting on May 20th this summer!
Reader Feedback - 22 Comments
I'd hit that, but how?
M.K. Nielsen on Mar 30, 2011
HorcruxHunter on Mar 30, 2011
Why are there never any short haired mermaids?
Jason Martin on Mar 30, 2011
Hollywood answer: So filmmakers can cover up their nipples with hair extensions. Educated answer: It's total BS and deal with it. The massive amount of drag caused by their long hair would make constant swimming too difficult and make their neck muscles much larger. Sexist answer: Cuz sailors have been men for thousands of years, and no lesbian... errr... "woman with short hair" would even bother surfacing... just like, stay at home and polish their clams or something. FOOTBALL RULZ
Anonymous on Mar 30, 2011
to cover their lady lumps of which they have none on this poster?
Carfonexdo on Mar 31, 2011
Because long hair is much more feminine and is one of the most important attributes of woman's beauty. Short haired woman CANNOT be beautiful. Emma Watson is the biggest proof.
Tent on Mar 31, 2011
On the other hand Carey Mulligan and Mia Wasikowska are hotties even with short hair. Want mermaids with short hair, Carey and Mia are good starts.
Jez on Mar 31, 2011
they need long haired ones to cover their breasts
denise on Sep 9, 2011
They are, um, "pretty".
Vithren on Mar 30, 2011
Cruzer on Mar 30, 2011
Swimmimg for the $$$$$$ ..lol
Bettybmusing on Mar 30, 2011
Ariel is that you? lol
Mark j765 on Mar 30, 2011
What a dumb poster
Sparky on Mar 31, 2011
I think the reason the ship is in the distance is because the sailors realised they could use whale oil as a lubricant and sacked off the mermaids cause they'd been getting busy with each other. this film should be pretty silly, I'll watch like I watched the rest but I won't be paying a shilling fer it. Yaaahaaar, Pirates indeed.
Crapola on Mar 31, 2011
That's why they were casting women without breast implants, I suppose.
Imwithhuey on Mar 31, 2011
Diversity rules...blonde, brunette and redhead. Good thing. None of them look like Darryl Hannah from Splash. Bad Thing.
CEO on Mar 31, 2011
For some reason, mermaids don't seem so scary...
Foomanchew24 on Mar 31, 2011
Where does the "Mermaid Box" go?
Big Boss on Mar 31, 2011
The last POTC they make should be called, "POTC: Clean and Sober" where Depp plays Jack totally straight and rehabilitated. It would be a nice inspirational way to end the series.
Michael P. Shipley on Mar 31, 2011
Disney is anti side-boob apparently
Voice of Reason on Mar 31, 2011
This poster is pretty bad.
Cracky on Mar 31, 2011
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