*Cough* Don’t answer that.
In this exclusive clip from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (out May 20), the insouciant pirate Captain Jack Sparrow finds himself a captive of Blackbeard’s zombie crew, forced to confront danger before they do. (What are they worried about, anyway? They’re ZOMBIES, after all.) Helping the zombies in their quest? A little Jack Sparrow voodoo doll, which is one way of torturing the pirate into doing what they ask.
They have another powerful influence: Penelope Cruz’s Angelica, daughter of Blackbeard, and a former flame of Sparrow’s, one that burned a little hotter than the others.
When they need someone to jump off a cliff to continue the mission, and help string across a bridge, notice how Jack steps forward when it seems like she might be the one to do it. Gallantry is not high on Captain Jack’s resume… But then, he has shown a little of that before. Now he’s just showing a lot more.
Do you like the idea of Captain Jack being led by the heart, or would you prefer he stay on the more carefree, and careless, side of life?
Check out this week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story, on stands Friday, to hear Depp talk about his displeasure with the previous two Pirates movies, and how he hopes this one will be better with “new blood.” Maybe some of Captain Jack’s own…
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