Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is but weeks away from its May 20th release, and with a ho-hum year at the box-office suddenly springing into record-breaking shape, Disney is said to be anticipating a big response to Captain Jack Sparrow's latest adventure. The studio has released the first clip from the film, featuring a familiar anthemic score, a bewigged Geoffrey Rush shilling for the Crown, and Johnny Depp gamely mincing through one of Sparrow's elaborate, acrobatic escapes. Check out the first official clip from the fourth Pirates, right here.
Synopsis: In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and 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.
If you were bummed when – after he was reportedly in negotions – Ryan Gosling ended up not taking the title role in The Lone Ranger, then dry your eyes, because Disney and director Gore Verbinski have apparently found a new handsome man for the job. Deadline reports that Armie Hammer, who you'll remember as the Winklevii in The Social Network, is in early talks to join Johnny Depp's Tonto as the masked Texas Ranger out to 'civilize' the Wild West.
While Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow was squirreling, betraying, and boozing his way through the first three Pirates of the Caribbean adventures, the romantic elements of the trilogy were carried by the mostly straightforward affection between star-crossed lovers played by Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. In the Bloom-and-Knightley-less fourth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, however, Sparrow gets a love interest on his level, and she's brought to life by none other than Penelope Cruz. A new behind the scenes video from the film explores the long relationship between these two swashbuckling former lovers.
Long before he was world famous, Johnny Depp was a dreamy young actor trying to get fired from the television series 21 Jump Street, on which he and Richard Greico played undercover narcotics cops infiltrating high schools by pretending to be students. A big screen 21 Jump Street remake is currently filming, and co-writer/star Jonah Hill has been courting the Pirates of the Caribbean star to make a cameo appearance, written just for him. Well, it appears Hill got his heart's desire, as Comingsoon confirms that Johnny Depp will make room in his busy schedule for a trip to 21 Jump Street.
Johnny Depp has long been attached to play Native American sidekick Tonto in a big screen update of The Lone Ranger for Gore Verbinski, the director of the first three Pirate of the Caribbean films. The title role has remained mysterious, however, with George Clooney's name most consistently linked to the masked Texas Ranger who became an American icon first in a serialized radio series beginning in 1933 and later on television. In a surprising turn, though, it appears The Notebook star Ryan Gosling is in talks with Disney to ride Silver the Horse and civilize the Old West in The Lone Ranger.
In the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow made an impeccable entrance, arriving to port accompanied by a thunderous score, with his tiny ship sinking underwater just as he stepped foot onto the dock without missing a beat. In a new behind-the-scenes featurette from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, you can watch Depp make a pretty impressive airborne entrance to the set on the first day of filming for the upcoming sequel. Take a look at the featurette, appropriately entitled 'First Day of Filming.'
A quick new behind-the-scenes video hyping the impending release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides contains all the Johnny Depp antics that you'd expect, including an in-character entrance via helicopter. What's surprising, however, is that the video also spends much of its time putting the new Pirates in the context of not just the previous three films, but principally the the Disneyland theme park attraction from which the profitable film series sprang. There's even an appearance from Walt Disney himself, explaining the ride. Check out the video, post haste.
Are you ready to go back to Oz? James Franco and Sam Raimi certainly are. The acclaimed actor and fan-favorite director are set to reunite for the first time since '2007s Spider-Man 3 for the upcoming film Oz, The Great and Powerful, a prequel to the beloved novel by L. Frank Baum that inspired the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland. The project has been in development for some time and the plot revolves around the wizard's first arrival in Oz.
Kudos to Badass Digest for super-sleuthing and correctly surmising that Chloe Grace Moritz has been cast in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, a big screen update of the 1960's television series. Moretz joins an-already stacked ensemble that includes frequent Burton muses Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, as well as Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Thomas McDonnell, and Bella Heathcoate.