Here is your first official look at photos from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The fourth installment of the franchise is from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush and Richard Griffiths.  

Disney released the photos today in the latest issue of USA Today which gives us some new details about the film:

The king has already recruited Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to join the mission, meaning Sparrow’s old nemesis has gone corporate, 1750s-century style.

The proposal goes badly, as expected.

Along the road to the Fountain of Youth, Sparrow will meet a friendly mermaid (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) and be tempted by a wicked former flame (Penelope Cruz) and her sadistic father, Blackbeard (Ian McShane) — but there will be no Will and Elizabeth (Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley).

The movie, out May 20, was shot entirely in 3-D, but don’t expect Sparrow to have much more … depth. Depp says the buccaneer is not a soul who evolves and grows.

“Captain Jack is about as fully realized a human as he can be,” Depp says with a laugh. “He’s there. He’s going to stay there. Which is fine.”

Depp shoulders more of the story this time, but he says that will streamline the story. “What’s most interesting about Pirates 4 is you don’t have to connect the dots for these subplots and sub-characters,” Depp says. “It felt like a fresh, clean slate.”

Reckless complication will come in matters of the heart with Cruz’s Angelica, who has a history with Sparrow. “We have our bouts in the film, but there’s also this residue of what might have been. It’s a kind of love-hate thing,” Depp says. “There’s a little flavor of both.”

Check out the images below and let us know what you think.  

    Information previously reported:
    The Jerry Bruckheimer produced film is being directed by Rob Marshall. The film’s cast includes Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Ian McShane, who will play Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard the Pirate, Penelope Cruz as Blackbeard’s daughter, “Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways”, and French Actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, who will play a beautiful young mermaid named Syrena. Stephen Graham (Public Enemies Gangs of New York, Band of BrothersSnatch) will be “Scrum, a Machiavellian pirate,” who’ll be “a sidekick to Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow.” British actor Sam Claflin (The Pillars of the Earth in Budapest) will “star in the key role of Philip, a youthful missionary.” Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has filmed a return as Sparrow’s father: Captain Teague.  Richard Griffiths (Withnail & I, Harry Potter films) plays King George II.
    Official Plot Synopsis for the film:
    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.
    Official Plot Synopsis for the book that the film is based off of:
    Puppeteer John Chandagnac, bound for Jamaica to recover stolen money from his uncle, becomes Jack Shandy after pirates attack his ship and force him to join their crew. Shandy’s struggle to accept his new life grounds the story for readers, even as Blackbeard and vodun magicians whisk everyone away to dreamlike lands where the Fountain of Youth itself awaits. The chaotic sea battles sing, though at times key events happen so quickly that they get lost in the shuffle as Jack tries to comprehend where he’s going and what’s at stake.
    You will be able to get your first taste of the film on the small screen starting December 13 and then on the big screen before TRON: Legacy on December 17.
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