Although there wasn’t an official “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” at SDCC this year, there was a small recorded video shown to fans at the end of the “Tron: Legacy” panel. It was a cool 3D message from Captain Jack Sparrow himself telling the audience that he wasn’t looking for the fountain of youth, but if he was, he’d be looking for a new crew and asked the audience if they’d be interested. He then made a promise that Pirates 4 would have “zombies, cutthroats, mermaids, and Penelope Cruz.”

Since the release of this SDCC special, Walt Disney had released the official press detailing the synopsis to Pirates 4.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (In Disney Digital 3D)

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), 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.

The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa, and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid. In theaters Memorial Day weekend, 2011.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

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