Fourth installment of Disney's 'Pirates' franchise arrives May 20, 2011
Captain Jack's new adventure includes an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mix of 'mermaids, zombies [and] Blackbeard,' the most dreaded "pirate that all pirates fear," played by noted bad guy Ian McShane. The woman in Jack Sparrow's ('Shouldn't there be a 'captain' in there somewhere?" wonders Jack) life this time 'round is the enigmatic 'Angelica' (Penelope Cruz), a woman from his past with an agenda all her own. Angelica enlists Jack's help in finding the Fountain of Youth, then forces him to board Blackbeard's ship, and the story takes off (we hope).
The trailer shows us a peek at the gorgeous Angelica, a woman of action, Blackbeard being his nasty/scary self and Jack being all Jack-like. I'm fairly certain that I saw a cameo by Jack's dad (and Depp's inspiration for his character) played by Keith Richards. If so, yay! There's also a luminously beautiful mermaid (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) and the gallant young missionary (Sam Claflin) who attempts to keep her from harm's way.
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'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' (4) Promo photos (Copyright Disney)
ComingSoon spoke with director Rob Marshall, getting some details about the first 3 acts of the movie:
"The whole opening and the first third of the film takes place in London. So we start on dry land and there is an impostor that Jack is looking for. He then escapes from the palace, gets captured by King George and there is a huge carriage chase…[W]e set sail and that is sort of the second act. It’s a new ship, Blackbeard’s ship, the ‘Queen Anne’s Revenge.’ Then Barbossa has a new ship called the ‘Providence.’ The third act is this incredible jungle adventure through caves where they are looking for the Fountain of Youth.”