Disney (via Yahoo) has released the first clip from the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, bringing Johnny Depp back to the role he last played in 2007.
Due out in just a few weeks almost everywhere around the world, and most importantly for us here in Australia on May 19, the clip features a first look at some of the action and comedy from the film. Featuring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack and Geoffrey Rush in a massive powdered wig, the very brief clip sees Jack in the middle of a rousing escape plan.
The clip comes without any context, but features a very familiar callback to the kinds of running and bumbling action that we were first introduced back to back in 2003 in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. In this installment, director Rob Marshall (Chicago) takes over from trilogy helmer Gore Verbinski (Rango).
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “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 adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope 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 legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious 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 Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is released in Australia on 19 May 2011 from Disney.
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