Now that we have seen the new trailer (you can catch up here if you need to) for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, we have a bit of an idea of what to expect.

Coming Soon have news of a recent Disney competition, the winners of which were able to visit Disneyland in California and be the first to see the trailer, as well as spending some time celebrating with Disneyland staff.

Director Rob Marshall was on hand and chatted with Coming Soon about what the new film would hold for fans:-

“The story takes us to some different places, which makes it nice that it’s not the same old thing. The whole opening and the first third of the film takes place in London. So we start on dry land and there is an impostor that Jack is looking for. He then escapes from the palace, gets captured by King George and there is a huge carriage chase…[W]e set sail and that is sort of the second act. It’s a new ship, Blackbeard’s ship, the ‘Queen Anne’s Revenge.’ Then Barbossa has a new ship called the ‘Providence.’ The third act is this incredible jungle adventure through caves where they are looking for the Fountain of Youth. Barbossa, now in service to the King, is different in this film, because he has joined a different side… which is really shady.”
Most would tend to agree that a move away from the blandness of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann in the later franchise entries is a good thing, with Captain Jack and Barbossa always the best value for money during the franchise. Introducing Blackbeard sounds like a good call too, though we really will not know until next May whether this is going to return the franchise to the heights (at least in terms of quality) of the first film.
Coming Soon also have over a hundred (!) screen shots from the trailer, which you can catch here.

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