February 6, 2011


If you had the willpower to change the channel from the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet to watch the Super Bowl, you not only witnessed consistent Green Bay talent (sorry Steelers fans), but you were also pleasantly surprised by tons of new footage from upcoming movies like Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Captain America (which featured an impressive Christian Bale-esque physical transformation by Chris Evans), Super 8, and the fourth installment of the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The new Pirates footage shows that the sequel will include all things “pirate” that were left out of the last three; i.e. mermaids, peg legs, sexy Spanish seafarers, Blackbeard (played by Ian McShane), and even zombies (alright, maybe zombies are not a usual staple in pirate stories, but by now we’ve learned to succumb to whatever floats Jerry Bruckheimer’s boat). You’ll also see Johnny Depp in all his Captain Jack Sparrow glory acting exactly as you would expect, though I’m not saying that’s a bad thing (Depp lightly explains his character’s “limited” character arch here). Pirates is slated to hit theatres May 20th 2011, and also stars Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz and Judie Dench. Hit the jump to check out the new footage.



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  • Alex-mansy

    I retract my past optimistic statements, this film looks like the worst yet. Almost fell asleep.

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  • ringbearer1420

    Zombies are synonymous with pirates, zombies are from Haiti, the term Buccaneers is from Haiti.
    George Romero is the first person to have no Haitian zombies.

    • turd ferguson

      you can break it apart however you want…but i agree with the author that as far as the rest of the world is concerned (who will be seeing this movie), it’s definitely not a widely known fact that zombies are part of the pirate universe