Official ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4′ Images, More Plot Details

Published 4 years ago by , Updated December 10th, 2010 at 8:59 pm,

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[UPDATE: We've added additional official images released from the film]

Decked out in eyeliner and tangled dreadlocks, with a swagger that indicates he’s permanently intoxicated, it’s little wonder Disney officials were at first taken aback by Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow persona. Thankfully, the studio heads did not fire the actor for his radical interpretation of the character and will soon release Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth film to feature the quick-witted pirate.

The first official images have been released for Disney’s fourth Pirates of the Caribbean, along with some additional plot details that explain how the peculiar characters in the flick all end up getting involved in one another’s business.

Those that dared to sit through all 169 minutes of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (and considering the film’s box office gross , a lot of people did) will recall that the pic concluded with a shot of Sparrow setting out to sea in a dinghy, armed with nothing but his trusty compass, a bottle of rum, and a stolen fragment of a map that would lead him to the Fountain of Youth. When the official POTC 4 synopsis was released, few were shocked to learn that Sparrow’s quest to find the mythical fountain was the basis for the fourth film’s plot.

Depp’s Sparrow finds his quest for immortality in On Stranger Tides obstructed by corporate interests (insert Disney joke here) when he is captured by the guards of King George II (Richard Griffiths), who wants to recruit Sparrow to find the Fountain of Youth for himself – with the assistance of Jack’s old pal/mutinous first mate, Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).

Check out an image from that scene below:

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Sparrow, captured and brought to St. James Palace in London.

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Sparrow declines to acquiesce the king’s request (he says no ;-)) and quickly escapes via a comical chase sequence involving carriages and a noblewoman (Dame Judi Dench) that the seafarer woos before splitting, her jewels and expensive trinkets in hand.

Here’s a pic from Sparrow’s Charlie Chaplin-inspired escape in the film:

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The journey to the Foutain of Youth becomes all the more tricky for Sparrow when he later gets involved with an old flame, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), and her father, the merciless Blackbeard (Ian McShane) – though Captain Jack is not sure which of these two he should be more scared of.

Get an early look at Sparrow opposite the father-daughter duo in the pic below:

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Expect the Jack-Angelica dynamic to be quite similar to the captain’s previous encounters with former flings (Sparrow will undoubtedly have to endure more than a few harsh slaps this time). As Depp told USA Today, concerning his and Cruz’s onscreen relationship, “We have our bouts in the film, but there’s also this residue of what might have been. It’s a kind of love-hate thing.”

Check out the couple as they wade through waist-deep swamps on their way to the Fountain of Youth in the image below:

Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz Official Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Images, More Plot Details

Depp professed that he likes the standalone storyline of On Stranger Tides since “you don’t have to connect the dots for these subplots and sub-characters [like in the last two movies]. It felt like a a fresh, clean slate.” After the convoluted mess that was At World’s End (which even the screenwriters seemingly don’t fully understand), that’s a relief.

The POTC 4 trailer will arrive next Monday, December 13th, so we’ll have a better idea of how director Rob Marshall’s take on the swashbuckling blockbuster series differs from Gore Verbinski’s POTC trilogy.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides arrives in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters on May 20th, 2011.

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  1. Great pics :D cant wait for the trailer.

    • yh same here

    • a teaser trailer was released…..you can see it on youtube or metacafe………CANT WAIT FOR THE MOVIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE….jack sparrow is the coolest pirate ever

  2. Am I the only one who initially thought that the picture of Penelope Cruz in the article was actually of Keira Knightley?

    • Why yes, yes you are

      • actually no, no you’re not. latersdrg0n89

        • Yes, yes he is… unless you want to labeled as unobservant as he is… then, no, no he’s not.

    • I believe you are referring to the last pic. Then, yes, you are!

  3. Penelope Curze looks GORGEOUS in that pic.

  4. I cant wait now, I want to see this. penelope Cruze looks beyond gorgeous…Am i the only one who likes Pirates 2 and 3? I mean on their own they arent that good but you have to watch the trilogy back to back to back for it can be really good.

    • @ Seth

      I certainly didn’t hate Pirates 2 or 3 – just felt they were significantly weaker than the first.

      Pirates 2, for me, felt like a collection of over-the-top (but kind of charmingly so) set pieces strung together with too little plot and too many jokes that rehashed lines from Pirates 1.

      Pirates 3, by contrast, had too much plot, all crammed in between action sequences – which resulted in a movie that really drags at times for me.

      I do hope POTC 4 is good, since I enjoy Depp as Sparrow and like the swashbuckling adventure in general.

      Just FYI. 8-)

      • 2 just had a long drawn out ending IMO. 3, same but longer.

    • I like them a lot better than the Matrix sequels.

  5. I didn’t care that much for Pirates 2, but I personally loved “At World’s End” as I recall. Also, yeah, Penelope Cruz is pretty freaking hot in those pictures, particularly the last one.

  6. Iloved the first Pirates, only liked the second, the third not so much. but after seeing these pics. I am DEFINITELY seeing On Stranger Tides, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz should make it interesting to say the least.

  7. I’ve liked all the Pieates thus far and can’t freaking wait for this one. I love allthe new characters and Penelope Cruz is crazy sexy in that hat!!!

  8. In this picture Barbossa is wearing a blue boot http://filmonic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/on-stranger-tides-barbossa.jpg

    You know what that means… PEG LEG!!!

    • Pure awsomeness!!

  9. I’m excited for a new Pirates film that does not involve Knightley and Bloom! I can’t wait for this one!

  10. I miss Keira Knightley already. :(

  11. I’M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED TO SEE POTC 4!!!!!!!

  12. I liked the first Pirates but eventually I got bored by the 2nd and worse by the 3rd. It’s good to see fans out there waiting anxiously for the 4th but I guess I’m not one of them.

    I get bored after watching the same antics from Sparrow over and over again. Cruz was a good addition but I really need a serious Sparrow for a change. I want a real ship battle (unlike the stupid one in Part 3)… something like ‘Master and Commander : The Far Side of the World”.

    Well, this is one movie I will want to miss entirely.

  13. Ok I saw the movie and it was soooooo cool my fav person is the mermaid that they capture and for some reason I like her like we hav a connection like she so cool like I can’t explain

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