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Avast Ye! Mermaids Ahoy on New 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' Poster

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March 30, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean 4

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.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Mermaid Poster

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!

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  • I'd hit that, but how?
  • HorcruxHunter
    Gills.
  • Why are there never any short haired mermaids?
    • Anonymous
      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
    • Carfonexdo
      to cover their lady lumps of which they have none on this poster?
    • Tent
      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.
      • Jez
        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.
    • denise
      they need long haired ones to cover their breasts
  • Vithren
    They are, um, "pretty".
  • Cruzer
    Damn.
  • Bettybmusing
    Swimmimg for the $$$$$$ ..lol
  • Mark j765
    Ariel is that you? lol
  • Sparky
    What a dumb poster
  • 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.
  • Imwithhuey
    That's why they were casting women without breast implants, I suppose.
  • CEO
    Diversity rules...blonde, brunette and redhead. Good thing. None of them look like Darryl Hannah from Splash. Bad Thing.
  • Foomanchew24
    For some reason, mermaids don't seem so scary...
  • Big Boss
    Where does the "Mermaid Box" go?
  • 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.
  • I'm glad no one has commented on my insanely cheesy title for this post. Yes, I know, it's probably the cheesiest headline I've ever written, but I was having fun! That said, this is some of the most interesting conversation I've ever seen about a poster. @Imwithhuey - I think that was just to stay true to the time period (and maybe some other things they won't want to publicly talk about since this IS a Disney release). 😉
  • Voice of Reason
    Disney is anti side-boob apparently
  • Cracky
    This poster is pretty bad.

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