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Pirates Of The Carribean:On Stranger Tides Trailer: Wait, There's A Guy On Our Team Who Dresses Like A Pirate?

By TK Burton | Trailers | March 7, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | March 7, 2011 |

Dustin’s a timely son of a bitch, man. Yesterday he posted a piece on Johnny Depp’s biggest box office hits, and today we have the new trailer for what will likely become the next entry on that list, which will have Rob Marshall taking over from Gore Verbinski for director. Check it out:

While there are a couple of returners (Geoffrey Rush), as I said before, I’m happiest about who’s not returning — Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley, two characters who were mildly interesting and then just went down the crapper in the later films. Of course, the second and third film were increasingly awful, so perhaps its not their fault that they were so lame.

No, wait. It is.

Anyway, the new entries include Al Swearengen Ian McShane as Blackbeard, and Penelope Cruz as his daughter. I have an inexplicable hatred for Penelope Cruz, so that’s a wash, but McShane is excellent news. Also? Dame Judi Dench, who makes all things better.

Anyway, the clip above is fun, and Depp looks like he’s enjoying himself, and it’s not filled with overwhelming, excessive special effects — basically, everything that worked in the first film (which really is quite solid). That’s what I’m hoping for, anyway.

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