Depp On The Set of ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 4′

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 10th, 2013 at 3:47 am,

Take a look at Captain Jack Sparrow himself (Johnny Depp) mingling with fans on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Kaneohe Bay on Oahu in Hawaii. The photos are courtesy of Whitney Eileen, a Pirates/Depp fan that was able to make a set visit and shared her expedience with Before The Trailer.

According to Ms. Eileen fans were, “told by the crew that this (the ship depicted in the photo’s) IS the Queen Revenge’s ship and NOT the Black Pearl. Apparently, The Black Pearl was turned into the Queen’s Revenge.”

“The Queen Anne’s Revenge” is of course the ship belonging to legendary pirate Blackbeard, who is played  in Priates of The Caribbean 4 by Ian McShane. In the film Jack Sparrow (Depp) and Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) go in search of the fountain of youth only to discover the Blackbeard (McShane) and his daughter (Penelope Cruz) are competitors for the prize.

As Screen Rant has reported, the latest installment of the franchise began shooting in June sans some of its previously key players.  Director Gore Verbinski left the franchise last April to direct the videogame adaptation BioShock, which has since been trapped in ratings and budgetary limbo. He is now acting as a producer on BioShock and is developing a slew of other projects including Clue and The Host. Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom are also notably absent from the current production.  Many fans felt disappointed by the second and third installments of the Pirates franchise and welcome these changes in the hopes that they will bring new life to this latest addition.

For more photos (in larger sizes) you can check out Whitney Eileen’s Tumblr Page.

Pirates 4 is being helmed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha) and apparently includes but is not limited to, “zombies, cut-throats, mermaids, and the vicious and vivacious Penelope Cruz. I am a fan of Verbinski’s directorial style but was also less impressed with the follow ups to The Curse Of The Black Pearl.  The third film, At Worlds End, was particularly disappointing. Last year’s Nine, Marshall’s musical romance based on Fellini’s 81/2, received a mixed reception at best from audiences and critics alike.  However, I still have hope that he can maintain the integrity of the established world of Pirates, while bringing a fresh infusion of energy to the story and characters.

What do you think?

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Source: Whitney Eileen via Before the Trailer

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  1. Gore is gonna remake Clue?? NOOOOOOOOOOO :(

  2. with McShane as Blackbeard this will be pretty fun to watch

  3. I too felt the 3rd installment fell short although overall it wasn’t a bad film. I however am suprised to hear the same being said for the 2nd which I thought was fantastic and better then the first.

    As a amatter of fact, according to BoxOfficeMojo, the sequal, DEA MANS CHEST did almost double the ticket sales of the orginal, something hard to do when the sequal is not at least as good if not better then the orginal.

  4. there wouldn’t be any sequels to this movie if johnny depp never played jack in the 1st movie. savy, mate????

  5. When they say the Host, they better not be refering to the Stephine Meyers book. It will be Twilight all over again!

    Dead Man’s Chest was good. The third left people confused and unhappy, but I still enjoyed it! I’m a little worried that OST will damage the Pirates franchise forever, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  6. i dont think it will Jojo :) it has a solid cast with the addition of Ian. and youcan never go wrong with Geoffery Rush either

  7. Haha you’re right. Ian with do a great job and Barbossa is always great. But I’m still a “doubting Thomas”. Once I see the trailer I think I’ll be good! :D

  8. YO! HO! HO!