New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4′ Featurette & Poster

Published 3 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 7:21 pm,

POTC 4 movie image1 New Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Featurette & Poster

Johnny Depp hasn’t tired of wearing pirate garb and eyeliner just yet, and he’ll repeat the act in this year’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Disney’s latest entry in its mega-popular amusement park ride film franchise once again features Depp as the scoundrel Jack Sparrow, Captain Jack Sparrow that is, along with several new characters and a different director in Rob Marshall (Chicago).

The Mouse House has officially unveiled a featurette titled “On Stranger Tides Revealed” online, along with a brand new poster that visually emphasizes the fact that Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is very much Captain Jack’s story, first and foremost.

On Stranger Tides follows Jack as he attempts to track down the legendary Fountain of Youth and avoid ever having to possibly frequent Davy Jones’ Locker again. Complicating matters are the likes of his former flame, Angelica (Penelope Cruz); her old man, the pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane); and Jack’s one-time mutinous first mate, Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), who’s gone respectable and works for King George II (Richard Griffiths) now.

As illustrated in the original On Stranger Tides trailer and a more recent remixed preview, the supernatural creatures this time around include zombie pirates (see: conceptual art for the monsters) and alluring mermaids – rather than cursed undead buccaneers and human/marine life hybrids. It’s all sounds rather silly when you put it like that, but that’s the Pirates of the Caribbean series in a nutshell, isn’t it?

Watch “On Stranger Tides Revealed” below:

Disney is hoping that On Stranger Tides does well enough in theaters to kick off another trilogy of Pirates flicks and has franchise screenwriter Terry Rossio locked for Pirates 5 already. Moviegoers just have to hope that the fourth film contains enough in the way of fun set pieces, clever humor, exciting sword fights, and general entertainment value to make it worth checking out.

Besides cutting down the running time from the last picture, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (169 minutes) to a “measly” 141 minutes, On Stranger Tides also features a much simplified narrative as well. Like The Curse of the Black Pearl, the fourth Pirates movie is a standalone tale that revolves around the exploits of Jack Sparrow – and the latest poster for the picture makes it all too (literally) clear that Depp is very much at the heart of the action this time around.

Check out the new On Stranger Tides poster (via IGN) below:

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides movie poster New Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Featurette & Poster

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sails into theaters this summer on May 20th.

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  1. I’m there!

  2. Can’t wait for this! More Capt. Jack is good thing!!! Bring it on!

    But, is it just me, or all these featurettes the same?!?!? I can’t tell the difference between this one and the last one.

  3. Yes, I will watch it, but Jack Sparrow stopped being nice to watch when the 3rd came out. He acted very well and I loved it, but too much of a good thing is a bad thing, and that applied really well to Jack Sparrow. I’ll watch it for sure, as I like action movies like these, but I’m just hoping Jack is watchable this time. It was too much after the 2nd movie, and now this is the 4th, so fingers crossed. And let’s just hope it’s not simplified to the point where there’s no story to speak of at all..

  4. It’s too bad there’s so much suspicion about #4 – I loved all three and bring it on. Fan or the series or not, if I thought it would suck I’d bail and not contaminate the other three, instead from what I’ve seen of the featurette this movie will be fantastic, fun, and full of action. It’s taking elements from a great book to begin with, great cast, looks like great sets, great music, what are people complaining about? If toxic waste like Red Riding Hood can make millions, POTC4 should clear a billion.

    • Yes, I agree with you. The movies are all fun (except the final act of part 2), it’s just that it’s too much ‘more of the same’ now with Jack Sparrow. But that’s just me.
      Still, the movie should be good, as were the previous three.
      And I see you said Red Riding Hood is toxic waste? My sis is dragging me to see it this Friday when it gets released here, even though I don’t have interest in it. Should I not go?

      • Okay, saw the reviews for Red Riding Hood. Not going…

        • Well, I read the reviews of Red Riding Hood just for laughs, but it was enough to see that the story was lame and it was another Twilight wanna-be, too bad as the very early trailers looked cool.

          • Yeah, the first review I read on IMDB from a user was a real fun read. really funny. :P Decided then and there not to go..

  5. I’ll definitely be going to see this it just blows that there is no Keira Knightley, she was always a plus

    • I agree that she’s nice to look at, but her story is done. No need to continue it.

  6. Hey, the first three were fun. I can not wait for this one. I will be there.

  7. This may be a bit premature, but on Sept 19th it will be “National Talk Like A Pirate Day” Dont forget to wear a crap-load of eye-shadow!!!

    The first movie was good, but then they really sucked I think… If I wanted to see a movie that was less plot and more FX then the original movie, Ild watch Transformers Revenge of the Fallen…

    • Less plot? If anything it (3) was too much plot.

      • Yes, too much plot, but still hoping the 4th one isn’t ‘too less’ plot..

  8. I actually really like that poster…

  9. Haaaarrrr! Mateys, if I be on the sea with the likes of Sparrow, i’d split him like a cod, from the soundbone to the tail! By Poseidon’s beard, I’d hang his ego from the crow’s nest and he’d chew gum no MORE!

    Depp be done!

  10. The poster is nice, but I miss the format of the posters for the original trilogy.

  11. I see that DISNEY is going for a boarder audience too with a tie in with a LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN video game. A very smart move considering how popular the LEGO line of games have been with family’s.

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