‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’ sneak peek
Captain Jack Sparrow pursues the fountain of youth in the “Stranger Tides” trailer premiere.
Captain Jack Sparrow has been betrayed, marooned, imprisoned, cursed, sentenced to hang, and eaten by a giant sea monster. And each time he still came out on top. So you didn’t think he’d stop at just three movies, did you?
Walt Disney Pictures just released the first trailer for Capt. Jack’s fourth adventure, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” And while several of the elements that made the original three films one of the top five trilogies of all time are the same, much has changed.
Johnny Depp is back, of course, as Jack, along with Geoffrey Rush as his old nemesis, Barbossa, and Kevin R. McNally as his first mate, Gibbs. But Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley do not appear in this installment. Instead, Jack confronts new threats, including a legendary pirate, and a woman from his past that reignites an old flame. Jack will have to face them all as he pursues the ultimate hidden treasure: finding the Fountain of Youth.
Watch the exclusive trailer premiere for “On Stranger Tides” below, and then scroll down to see what changes are in store for Jack in the new movie.
Jack Takes London
Captain Jack is out of his element as he finds himself on dry land in England and a captive of the British Crown. Richard Griffiths — who plays Harry Potter’s uncle Vernon Dursley — appears as King George II.
Barbossa Switches Sides
Captain Barbossa, last seen at the end of “At World’s End” running off with the Black Pearl, is back, but he’s out of his pirate gear and in a naval uniform. And with that pegleg it looks like he lost a limb somewhere along the way.
Penelope Cruz plays Angelica, who has a history with Jack and her own agenda. She’s Spanish, like the actress playing her, and she’s obviously capable with a sword and not afraid to stand up for herself. She must get that from her father, Blackbeard.
The Pirate All Pirates Fear
Ian McShane is Blackbeard, the real-life pirate (born Edward Teach) who terrorized the seas in the early 18th century aboard his ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. He’ll stop anyone who tries to get to the Fountain before him.
Mythological creatures don’t have to be ugly to be treacherous. To reach the Fountain, Jack will sail through “mermaid waters.” And these aren’t like Disney’s other little mermaids. They tempt sailors to their soggy deaths.
Every “Pirates” movie has some sort of paranormal adversary, like the cursed crew of the Black Pearl and Davy Jones’ fishy fiends. The last movie even had a goddess, th vengeful Calypso. In this one, Jack faces the walking undead — zombies.