Johnny Depp’s Capt. Jack Sparrow is still susceptible to the well-turned feminine ankle, in this case, belonging to the unspeakably hot Penelope Cruz, whose charcter seeks Jack’s help to find the Fountain of Youth in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Judging from the latest trailer, released during last night’s Super Bowl (Feb. 6), the latest in the franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” will mark a major departure for the good captain.
Gone are fetching the Keira Knightley, who provided most of the sexual tension as Elizabeth Swann. Gone, too, is her roughish lover, Will Turner, played by Orlando Bloom.
Instead, Depp and Cruz will provide all of the romantic backdrop for the Disney romp, which will include mermaids, zombies and the most fearsome pirate of all, Blackbeard, played by “Deadwood” star Ian McShane.
The latest movie will delve even more into the supernatural with a seductive mermaid, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, figuring into the mix, and serving as a foil to Angelica.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 will be the first in the series produced in Disney Digital 3D. (I know, get used to it).
The cast also includes 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.