By Josh Rottenberg
Updated December 13, 2010 at 10:39 PM EST

Time to haul that nautical lingo out of mothballs again. The first official trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is here — anchors away! hoist the mainsail! — and considering this is just a teaser, Disney has stuffed it with a surprising number of goodies to keep fans satisfied as they wait the next six months for the movie’s release. The usual staples we’ve come to expect from the franchise are firmly in place: Exotic locales, Captain Jack Sparrow’s boozy banter, Geoffrey Rush’s gravelly-voiced Barbossa, a quest for a precious prize (this time, the fabled Fountain of Youth), and much buckling of swash. But the trailer also offers glimpses of some fresh additions to the series — most notably, Penelope Cruz as Sparrow’s saucy love interest, and Ian McShane, clad in roadie-for-Motörhead black leather, as Sparrow’s new nemesis, the pirate Blackbeard. Plus, cementing their status as the It Monsters of the moment: Zombies! The trailer lavishes most of its attention on Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. Sparrow has always been the heart and soul of the franchise, and with the departure of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley from the series, that’s more true than ever. Check it out:

What do you think? Does this trailer make you go “Yaaar!”? And, if so, is that in a good way or a bad way?

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