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- Lanz Vasallo
- Matthew Slater
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Contest Is Now Closed
Two weeks ago we brought you the official poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and today Disney has announced when fans will get their first look at actual footage from the film. Get ready for the Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides trailer to sail online and onto your computer screen Monday, December 13th – with the big screen debut following four days later – running in front of Tron: Legacy.
In honor of the debut, we’re giving away two tickets to Disney’s “Pirates Fans First!” event which will be held at AMC’s Downtown Disney Theatre – on the day the trailer releases.
Lucky winners need to live in the Anaheim, CA area (or be willing to secure their own transportation) and will be provided with free admission to Disneyland, get to see the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides trailer live in 3D, as well as attend a VIP Pirate after party, and receive special commemorative gifts – after swearing the ‘Pirate’s Oath’ in a ceremony on the Columbia sailing ship.
If the event sounds like a good time, but you aren’t selected, you’ve still got options: enter the Disney Movie Rewards sweepstakes or head over to Facebook and Like the Yahoo! Movies page for a chance to win a “Pirates Fans First!” vacation package.
Additionally, Los Angeles station, 102.7 KIIS-FM, will also be giving away tickets – so, if you live in the area tune in starting December 6th for a chance to win.
Back in July, during the Tron: Legacy panel, Disney teased Pirates’ faithfuls with footage of leading man, Johnny Depp once again portraying the iconic Jack Sparrow – recruiting scallywags for a new Pirates adventure. It was a charming tongue-in-cheek teaser for the dedicated fans base but, aside from Sparrow’s promise of “zombies, cut-throats, mermaids, and the vicious and vivacious Penelope Cruz,” the teaser offered little actual details about the film.
If the teaser sailed under your radar at the time, check out the Comic-Con teaser below:
Hopefully the incoming trailer will give us a better sense of what to expect – beyond simply relying on the fact that Jack Sparrow is in it.
While some fans may still have the bitter taste of salt water in their mouths, as a result of the final film in the original Pirtates trilogy, At World’s End, there’s reason to be hopeful that On Stranger Tides will restore the franchise to its original glory. Sure, At World’s End, and to a large extent Dead Man’s Chest as well, may have seen commercial success but failed to capture the magic of the original film. On Stranger Tides has removed the convoluted baggage that began to weigh the franchise down, offering up what promises to be a streamlined adventure – without all the unnecessary melodrama.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa, and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.”
In addition to Depp, Cruz, as well as Ian McShane, Disney has been culling a solid cast, recently adding to the crew of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with actor Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films) who will play King George II as well as actress Judi Dench (M in the James Bond movies) – a noblewoman swindled by Sparrow’s charms. The actors may not have a huge role in the film, but the fact that they’re interested in being a part of the production, even in a small part, is certainly encouraging.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides arrives in arrives in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters in the U.S. on May 20th, 2011.