As if the first look at Keith Richards as Jack Sparrow’s father, Captain Teague, in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides wasn’t enough news today, we now get treated to our second clip from the upcoming summer blockbuster from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer.
This time around, it’s the film’s introduction of the ruthless Blackbeard, the pirate all pirates fear, portrayed by Ian McShane. Finding himself on board the Queen Anne’s Revenge courtesy of former flame and daughter of Blackbeard, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) decides that the best course of action would be staging a mutiny, a tactic he all too familiar with (albeit generally on the other end). That is, until the Captain decides to weigh in on the matter.
… ‘I can name fingers and point names.’
In the next clip, ‘King’s Men,’ Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), now a member of the British Royal Navy, informs his appointed crew, including Mr. Gibbs, that they are headed for Whitecap Bay in search of mermaids. Which of course is bound to entice any sailor, no?
In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20), Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
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Earlier this evening, Disney Consumer Products debuted new lines of toys from LEGO and JAKKS Pacific for this summer’s blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. Highlights of the event included appearances by production designer John Myhre and Ian McShane who takes on the role of Blackbeard, the pirate all pirates fear.
As part of the event, Disney and LEGO unveiled a six foot tall ‘life-size’ statue of Captain Jack Sparrow, the first of its kind. The highly detailed statue, which includes a removable sword, consists of approximately 150,000 LEGO bricks and took more than 200 man hours to design and build. Approximately 70 of those hours alone were used in the creation of Jack’s head which was all done without the assistance of computers.
Also taking place during the event, Ian McShane was presented with his very own one-off custom Blackbeard transforming pirate which reveals the pirate’s curse when placed under blacklight. Production designer John Myhre, who talked at length about the fiery and skeletal details of the Queen Anne’s Revenge and Blackbeard himself, received a limited edition print of the ship from Acme Archives.
Attendees also got a preview of the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean video game after viewing the trailer for the film.
Below is our preliminary gallery of photos from the event. As always, click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version.
We’ll be providing more details soon, but look for most of the products in Mid May. The JAKKS Pacific line of toys will come as early as March, exclusively at Toys R Us and Wal-mart.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will debut in theaters nationwide on May 20.
Although we realize it’s been three very long days since we first debuted the most recent stills from Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer, we would be remiss if we didn’t pass along this spankin’ new image which features Ian McShane in the role of the most feared pirate of them all, Blackbeard!
The still has been added to our gallery of images from the film below:
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides invades cinemas nationwide on May 20, 2011. For more updates on the film, follow this live bookmark.