San Diego received a visit from a rum soaked Captain Jack Sparrow who took some time away from searching for the fountain of youth to say hello to the assembled Comic-Conners.

Rob Marshall is taking the helm of the fourth, and relatively unexpected, episode in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and while I thought the third film ground the bones of the series into the soggy ground Disney clearly feel there’s life in the old sea dog yet.

So far there have been a few images from the set doing the rounds on the internet, and as you’ll see below the film is out in May of next year and here’s the synopsis from Disney,

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).

Here’s the footage of Johnny Depp greeting the fans,