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First official images from Pirates 4: On Stranger Tides released

While the fourth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean series features the iconic character of Captain Jack Sparrow, most of the rest of the cast is brand spankin’ new. Therefore Disney has started an early press campaign with a release of official publicity photos to familiarize audiences with the new cast. I don’t mind, it means we get to see some interesting details before the May 20, 2011 release date.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise. 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.

More promo shots below the jump:

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D23 Expo brings BIG Disney movie news

It was a big day at the D23 Expo in Anaheim for fans of Disney movies. Key talent and filmmakers from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ upcoming slate of movies were on hand at the D23 Expo, made some surprise appearances. Alas photography and video… Read More »D23 Expo brings BIG Disney movie news

POTC4 Rumors just that says Scribe Rossio

From Dark Horizons we learn that Pirates Of The Caribbean co-scribe Terry Rossio has denied the veracity of all the rumors about the fourth edition of the series. On his official blog Rossio says, “none of the recent Pirates 4 rumors have any truth, including… Read More »POTC4 Rumors just that says Scribe Rossio

Pirates Of The Caribbean MMORPG Free Trial This Weekend

Have you been waiting to try out Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean MMORPG, but didn’t want pay for the full version without getting a taste of it first, well batten down the hatches, cause this weekend is the perfect storm. While PotC has always had… Read More »Pirates Of The Caribbean MMORPG Free Trial This Weekend

Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean MMORPG looks to grow

The Walt Disney Company hasn’t released any official numbers, but the MMORPG tracking site MMOGChart estimates that Disney’s Pirates Of the Caribbean online game has about 10,000 active players. It’s a good number, but not impressive in an age when video games are outselling their… Read More »Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean MMORPG looks to grow