‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4′ Trailer Has Arrived!

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 trailer Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Trailer Has Arrived!

Gorgeous merfolk, magical fountains, malicious pirates, overweight kings – it’s all in a day’s work for Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow, who will return to theaters once more in next summer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Contest winners that attended the “Pirates Fans First!” party got to check out all the swashbuckling action in the first theatrical trailer for Disney’s fourth Pirates of the Caribbean on the big screen in all its 3D glory – and now that teaser is online for everyone else to see as well.

Franchise writers Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio went the Thoreau route (“Simplify, simplify”) and crafted their screenplay for On Stranger Tides as a stand-alone venture featuring Captain Jack, much like the first entry in the series, The Curse of the Black Pearl. Whereas that film revolved around villainous buccaneers cursed with immortality (being undead and all), next year’s POTC flick finds the lovable but incorrigible Jack Sparrow on a quest to avoid his inevitable demise by finding the┬álegendary Fountain of Youth.

Along for the ride this time are series veterans Geoffrey Rush and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Barbossa and Joshamee Gibbs, respectively; newcomers Penelope Cruz as Jack’s old flame, Angelica, Ian McShane as her dad, the pirate Blackbeard, and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mermaid named Syrena, a lovely but mysterious sea creature who plays a pivotal role in the plot of On Stranger Tides.

Check out the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides trailer (courtesy of Box Office Spy) below:

On Stranger Tides looks to offer much of what worked well in the first three POTC flicks (Jack’s witty quips, fast-paced action involving swords, steel, and explosions) and overall appears less overblown in tone and design that the last two films in the series. Director Rob Marshall has handled big-budget fare before and seems to have struck a visual chord with the fourth POTC flick that both resembles that of Gore Verbinski’s trilogy and is distinct in its own right.

There’s also something to be said for the use of non-CGI supernatural creatures, as the zombie creatures (?) and mermaids in this trailer look all the better and more realistic because they’re actors/actresses with makeup and costumes on. Finally – having a dirty, heavily-scarred human villain like McShane’s Blackbeard onboard seems a wiser choice than having another ultimately kind of goofy-looking bad guy, a la Davy Jones and his squid beard.

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

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  1. Well.. I will go see POTC 4 because I like the previous movies. But if I was someone who never seen POTC before, I wouldn’t bother to see this on cinema based on the trailer.

    Hopefully the next trailer could be more interesting.

  2. Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow is like Bugs Bunny. What will he do or say next!!! What a character!!!

    • I agree. No one else could’ve done as good a job as him. He was born to play Jack Sparrow.

  3. yes!! no orlando bloom and whatsherface plopping a stupid love story into the mix!!

  4. This looks like it’s going to be another great Pirate’s movie, also
    in 3D too!

  5. Meh looks ok ill probably see it, lad there’s no more bloom or knieghtley I couldn’t stand them, but I notice in the trailer a young man and woman character like said will turner and Elizabeth but I hope it doesn’t get away from a good story,

    Ian mcshane looks great as blackbeard. He’s been around so long he deserves a good part to get his teeth into, never been bothered by cruz tho,

    Was thinking how far this could takes this tho, I mean will this be another trilogy?!? Can they stretch a story that far again!?!

    How about

    Pirates of the carribean: the secret of monkey island lol

    Anyone remember the secret of monkey island game? awesome


  7. At 1:59, I know it’s not her, but it looks like Keira Knightly… or is it?

  8. its not keira. looks like a very wet penelope

  9. what`s with captain jack and his makeup?

    he looks like a female runway model!

    • He can’t help that he’s pretty…

    • lolZ :)

  10. Penelope Cruz… is awful in this. But it looks okay.

  11. weres orlando? !!!

  12. That actually looks quite good.