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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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Reader Feedback - 22 Comments

1

I'd hit that, but how?

M.K. Nielsen on Mar 30, 2011

2

Gills.

HorcruxHunter on Mar 30, 2011

3

Why are there never any short haired mermaids?

Jason Martin on Mar 30, 2011

4

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

5

to cover their lady lumps of which they have none on this poster?

Carfonexdo on Mar 31, 2011

6

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

7

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

8

they need long haired ones to cover their breasts

denise on Sep 9, 2011

9

They are, um, "pretty".

Vithren on Mar 30, 2011

10

Damn.

Cruzer on Mar 30, 2011

11

Swimmimg for the $$$$$$ ..lol

Bettybmusing on Mar 30, 2011

12

Ariel is that you? lol

Mark j765 on Mar 30, 2011

13

What a dumb poster

Sparky on Mar 31, 2011

14

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

15

That's why they were casting women without breast implants, I suppose.

Imwithhuey on Mar 31, 2011

16

Diversity rules...blonde, brunette and redhead. Good thing. None of them look like Darryl Hannah from Splash. Bad Thing.

CEO on Mar 31, 2011

17

For some reason, mermaids don't seem so scary...

Foomanchew24 on Mar 31, 2011

18

Where does the "Mermaid Box" go?

Big Boss on Mar 31, 2011

19

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

20

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). 😉

Alex Billington on Mar 31, 2011

21

Disney is anti side-boob apparently

Voice of Reason on Mar 31, 2011

22

This poster is pretty bad.

Cracky on Mar 31, 2011

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