Walt Disney Studios Netherlands provides us with a couple of gems today for Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011.
First up is a podcast video hosted by Geoffrey Rush, focusing briefly on the history of the Disneyland attraction that inspired the franchise. In addition to the ride background, including a televised introduction to the attraction by Walt Disney (Pirates of the Caribbean was the last attraction that Walt personally worked on), the podcast also shows quite a bit of footage from the film plus behind-the-scenes footage which includes Johnny Depp (in full Captain Jack Sparrow makeup) making a grand entrance via helicopter. Because it comes from overseas, the podcast is subtitled, but is entirely in English (we will replace it with a non-subtitled version as it becomes available).
Next up is a new trailer for the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean video game from Disney Interactive Studios and TT Games. Composed of essentially all game footage (with the exception to some title games), it focuses on the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest portion of the game, which allows players to experience all four films in the franchise in LEGO form. So be on the lookout for plenty of LEGO Davy Jones and even a re-creation of the final scene involving the Kraken (with a little surprise).
The video game will be available on all gaming platforms including Nintendo 3DS.
In related news, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall have recently announced there will be a fifth film in the franchise and Depp is attached to reprise his role.
UPDATE #1 – 4/1/11 – Swapped out video game trailer with HD English version.