The third Pirates of the Caribbean was nearly unwatchable, so I hadn’t given a thought to the fourth until this trailer arrived today. At the very least, Johnny Depp’s direct invitation to moviegoers makes you want to follow him. And Ian McShane as Blackbeard looks like a well-cast villain.
Of course, director Rob Marshall – previously of Chicago, new to this series – does make me imagine pirates breaking into Bob Fosse choreography. Maybe Depp and Penelope Cruz dancing isn’t a bad idea.
Take a look: