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Merrick here...

Last night, a spot for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES aired during the Super Bowl.  Concurrently, a slightly extended version of the same trailer appeared online.  

Via his Twitter stream, Jerry Bruckheimer says that this extended version offers the "first ever mermaid shots" from the film.  

The extended spot is being embedded everywhere on the Net - I lifted this particular embed from JoBlo.  



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  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to this.

    by Fettster_uk

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Blackbeard and Penelope look awesome

    by MattmanReturns

    Everything else looks the same. The mermaid effect is cool on that one shot where she's in the tank.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    So It's a remake of "Splash"?

    by MST3KPIMP

    guy catches mermaid and holds her in tank... this is getting tedius.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Ian McShane was born to play a pirate...

    by Somerichs

    Still, it ain't Al Swearengen, but not much is...

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I getting the feeling that Depp is having more fun playing Sparrow

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    than we will watching him play Sparrow. I'd like to see Depp play an amoral, mean, psycho sunavabitch, without a hint of moral decency, just to change things up a bit. A real character. Not a fantasy character.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    genuinely excited for this.

    by Stifler's Mom

    It looks like they've extracted all of the CGI bullshit from the series to focus on everything that worked with the original. Charming characters, great locations, and (hopefully) coherent story. Bring it on. Gotta be better than Transformers 3, at least.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    A trailer should inspire awe and curiosity

    by Bobo_Vision

    But I don't see anything there that I feel I haven't already seen.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    The importance of being Sparrow.

    by blackwood

    I loved Jack Sparrow in the original but in the subsequent films he fell kinda flat. Like the effortless wit and charm he had in the original seemed forced. I guess it's a testament to the character that I'm still interested, despite that. Hopefully they get it right. I still liked the other two Pirates films okay, Rush and Nighy specifically.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Not sure... looks lite on content

    by Charlie

    I actually think the trailers aren't dense enough for content and action. Yes they went over the top with the third. This kind of looks a bit bland on content and characters. Love Cruz and McShane but I dunno... seems all more, hey it's a new pirates film with zombies and mermaids. Not showing us many glimpses of cool shit. There's no money shots at all. May not be a bad thing at all, it's just interesting. I think it'd be harder to have a less spectacle film, than say the first or second, while being as good or better. Much harder than a quick, fast entertaining shallow spectacle. I think it looks good, have high hopes, something just seems kind of bland in the trailers, besides trading off, "hey another pirates film.. cool... oh a mermaid... and a zombie"

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I've never liked any of these movies

    by CountryBoy

    They're always shapeless and semi-incomprehensible, and just... faintly boring.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST



    Terrible movie. I tell you what though - Angelina Jolie looked fantastic. Apart from that, the movie had no redeeming features. Zero. None. Even Depp looked like he was constantly wishing that he was back in his Sparrow outfit. And what the hell has happened to Paul Bettany's career?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    When the hell...

    by Mr Soze

    Is the Rum Diary coming out??? Jesus its been over a year since they wrapped.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by Mr Soze

    Blockaded Charleston for 6 weeks, because his crew had horrible Vd and needed medicine.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    It actually looks good fun, but do we need Capt Jack anymore?

    by korkie70

    just saying It looks like JD is doing an impression of JD doing Capt Jack

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    No interest.

    by Yaroh_Meringue

    It's like Depp forgot how to do Jack Sparrow or Gore Verbinski had a better ability to choose takes than Rob Marshall does.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Blackbeard will rule because...

    by professor murder

    Ian McShane is a badass. Ever seen Deadwood?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    That young guy and girl look dangerously like a substitute Will & Elizabeth


    Anyway, I'm just glad I'vew finally been able to log on again. I changed my password a while back because Harry said the site had been hacked or whatever and for some reason I got blacklisted and could log back in.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    The source novel is great

    by palimpsest

    ON STRANGER TIDES by Tim Powers. I hope they haven't fucked it up...

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Since this is Disney, the mermaids will not be topless :(

    by Gerry

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by BlaGyver

    I've been saying that but this spot made them look a bit more interesting as I'm pretty sure they say that she's a mermaid which does give it an interesting spin. The first trailer was good but this spot got me really excited for it.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    woo-hoo capt jack!!

    by alice133

    cant wait!

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    nojacketrequired... but they will be bottomless

    by MattmanReturns

    Remember that part in Little Mermaid when Arial got legs, but no pants? Good times.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by GunRunner

    I agree with the poster who said that the whole series was incomprehensible. I never understood the rules of the universe, or what the greater point was. The whole movie series, especially the last one, were huge, bloated messes. I'd much rather take a trip on the Disney ride than watch one of these snooze fests.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    This is one I am looking forward to.

    by bubcus

    I was frustrated with the third one only because I felt it didn't go far enough (I really had wished both fleets would duke it out) but I like that we're getting an ongoing saga. This should be a lot of fun.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Blackbeard looks great

    by disfigurehead

    The rest looks like ass. Penelope Cruz sucks.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Really enjoyed the first one

    by Shaner Jedi

    The second one had tremendous visuals even if it lacked a coherent story(or any story). Didn't like the third one much at all. Not sure about this one.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    mst3kpimp : Seriously- that's all you got out of this?

    by Playkins

    Because the story.... just KINDA appears to have a lot more with Blackbeard than mermaids. Perhaps you thought "Big" was a movie about carnivals, or "Godfather" was a movie about oranges. Maybe you always thought "Back to the Future III" was a similar movie to "Magnificent Seven" because they both take place in the old west and people ride horses in each.<P> Or maybe you're an idiot, or more likely you are trying WAAAAAYYYY too hard to sound like a pompous moviephile, and instead sound like an idiot. Yeah, I'll take that one.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by David Cloverfield

    I don't believe they suckered me into seeing this, but McShane as Blackbeard looks like insane fun. Hell, drop Jack Sparrow for all I care.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    If this is a tight 1hr 45 min type of movie...

    by alienindisguise

    then it could be alright. The other Pirates movies suffered because they were simply too damn long and the producers and directors felt the need to just keep piling shit on that didn't to be there other than to fill time.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    I'm not going to watch a commercial.....

    by cookylamoo

    So I can watch a commercial.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Penelope's accent will destroy this movie

    by estacado1

    She can't speak English well and when she tries to pronounce the words correctly, her acting degrades.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    A woman with a spanish accent in the Caribbean? No way!

    by MattmanReturns

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Love story between a human and a mermaid...

    by Anna Valerious

    Going after that "Twilight" dollar, I see...

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Wow, part 3 was such a piece of shit..

    by darthwaz1

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Anna Valerious

    by MattmanReturns

    There were many, many, many human and mutant/beast/monster love stories loooong before Twilight. And falling in love with a mermaid is one of the oldest sailor/pirate tales around, so it's hardly a Twilight reference. I'm starting to think a lot of you actually like Twilight, because you bring it up so fucking much and compare EVERYTHING to it. What, a movie can't have a love story anymore?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    If Bale tongue wrestles Anne Hathaway in Dark Knight Rises

    by MattmanReturns

    Some idiot on here will scream "OMG IT'S TWILIGHT... cuz they're kissing and Twilight has kissing... plus he's a bat..." Can't wait for that shit.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Fucking retards.

    by MattmanReturns

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Tim Powers.....

    by archer1949

    weren't they going to make a movie out of Last Call? What happened to that?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I am officially psyched for this now.

    by Jaster

    Hot mermaids? Ian McShane as Blackbeard? AW HELL YEAH!

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I have the same last name as Harry...

    by Larry Knowles

    ...becuase we are brothers. Technically, half-brothers. We have the same Dad. But he has never publicly acknowledged me even though we spent the first third of our lives together. Harry-I love you. And I have something of Grandma's for you. -Larry

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Does a Mermaid give live birth or lay eggs?

    by Larry Knowles

    It would be cool if they just laid eggs, becuase then you would have to endure that nasty prego belly when you are having sex with her.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Blackbeard is a good name for a pirate.

    by Larry Knowles

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Blackbeard is a good name for a pirate.

    by Larry Knowles

    It is also a good name for your cock.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    To which of my dumb posts are you referring, sir?

    by Larry Knowles

    I have many. I had some I was especially proud of in the Captain America talkback where I was philosophizing bout whether the Captain's jizz contains supersoldier syrum, and whether or not you could become a supersoldier by giving him a blowjob (and swallowing of course). Many people in that talkback thought I was an idiot also. Unfortunately, since my brother owns the site, it's not likely that he will ban me. I love you Harry!

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    If mermaids have tits...then doesn't that imply live birth?

    by Larry Knowles

    If they laid eggs, there would be no need for the tit-milk (which is delicious BTW if you've never tried any then you are missing out).

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    All jokes aside...are there such a thing as mer-men?

    by Larry Knowles

    Where do the mermaids get the seed they need to perpetuate the species? Derek Zoolander would have you believe there are mer-men. But maybe the mermaids just entice human sailors, have sex with them on the beach and eat them.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I liked the first one enough . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . to check this out and see if we're finally getting a worthy sequel.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah there are Mer-Men, larryknowles!

    by Nice Marmot

    Take it you didn't play w/ He-Man figures . . .

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Wouldn't it be sad if merpeople laid eggs?

    by Larry Knowles

    1) Becuase the femals would have no mammaries to unload on. 2) Instead of having sex with a beautiful mermaid, you just swim around looking for a pile of eggs to shoot your sticky subsance on.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Oh I played tih my He-Man!

    by Larry Knowles

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I played with He-Man and I remember the one to whom you reefer.

    by Larry Knowles

    MER-MAN! God bless him. He was alway trying to look up She-Ra's skirt when I took them to the pool.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    The last two were SO AWFUL.

    by SmokingRobot

    It's hard to get interested in this. It's like someone said they were going to make another Star Wars prequel. Who would care?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Drink more ovaltine

    by presidentevil

    cause now im part of jacks crew

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    alienindisguise, yes, I agree this should run under two hours

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Even the first POTC movie was needlessly protracted (seriously, even after the reveal that Jack is undead, why do he and Barbossa KEEP FUCKING SWORDFIGHTING for another ten minutes, even though we KNOW neither of them can be killed?!), and the sequels were just fucking RELENTLESS with pointless padding. Imagine watching a THREE-HOUR version of Raiders Of The Lost Ark where all the classic scenes are still in there, but to get to them, you need to sit through boring shit about trade routes and characters stabbing each other in the back for 15 minutes at a stretch. These type of "fun" adventure movies should not make your ass fell numb or your bladder feel like it's about to explode.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    I am convinced...

    by Variable

    That the film-makers discovered a very clever way to incorporate Will and Elizabeth in this film without needing Orlando Bloom or Kiera Knightley ... and something that resolves their plight from the end of the third film. Many have already speculated how similar the young boy and girl in the trailers look like a younger Will and Elizabeth. And this movie is about the Fountain of Youth. See. Use different actors.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST


    by Dick Jones

    On behalf of the overwhelming majority of the site, would you please be kind enough to never log in again? It would be appreciated by everyone. Thank you.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Huh, not bad.

    by FeralAngel

    I'm on board for this one. Arrrrrr!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:29 a.m. CST

    hahahaha mattmanreturns...

    by KnightEternal

    ...that made me snort coffee out my nose :D

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:33 a.m. CST

    I just hope this is more like the first one

    by tomimt

    While the second two were pretty to look at and fun at places, they were dragged down by to heavy epicness.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:14 a.m. CST

    On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

    by Hat Man

    Palimpsest, I'm sure they will have rogered it up quite comprehensively. It will probably still be fun but I am leaving my memories of that excellent book at the door of the cinema. Pity, but ah well.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:51 a.m. CST

    I really didn't like the Pirates sequels.....

    by Righteous Brother

    but I kinda like this trailer.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Hi Dick Jones!

    by Larry Knowles

    It's my old friend, Dick Jones! Asking me, once again, to never post here again. I have made three observations about our online relationship. 1) I like you. And enjoy reading your posts. Even though I disagree with you sometimes, this forum is a better place with you here! 2) I am an attention whore (as you pointed out earlier). If you TRULY want me to go, then you would ignore my obvious cries for attention. 3) I think my vulgar posts about odd sexual behavior may offend you. You never ask me to leave until I start going for this comedy gold. Also, Harry, please give me a call. Larry

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST

    The Island from Lost

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Is this filmed in Hawaii again? Looks like I spotted the island from Lost once more. It's just too recognisable now but it still appears in everything and all I can think of is "oh, they filmed this where they filmed Lost". Yes, that also includes the "they're flocking this way" scene in Jurassic Park.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Visually, the Pirate sequels have been stunning

    by HarryBlackPotter

    But the scripts were pretty dire. Hoping they get this one right and balance the right story with a stunning looking film.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Blame game

    by lagomorph

    They fast tracked the third so quickly that it was basically a series of set pieces that elliot and russio had to tie together when it came time to piece a script togeher. It's hard to fault some of the choices they made when so much so much of the film was already locked in from the start.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Well, I suppose if his ship sinks

    by buggerbugger

    ...Jack Sparrow can always make his escape on board Penelope's gigantic fucking 3D nose.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Screw you haters, don't watch,and stop whining about it.

    by cricklewood

    I liked every one. Yup. Why? Because they're movies. Fun movies. I'm gonna have a laff in the cinema, and bollocks to the negative brigade.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Now that we don't have to deal with...

    by allykatD

    Kiera Knightly and Orlando Bloom, the story can focus on Cpt. Jack Sparrow where the focus should have been all along. By trying to incorporate Knightly and Bloom's characters, the stories were becoming too convoluted and overly long. Cheers for "On Stranger Tides". I'm looking forward to it.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by JacksParasites

    If you're saying you couldn't comprehend a movie that even 7-year-olds have no trouble comprehending, that probably says more about you than the movie. These films are no less comprehensible than the Indiana Jones series or the Mummy series, or any other action/adventure series that take place in a supernatural world. In fact, I think they've done a far better job explaining the rules of the world than both. We got clear, concise explanations of how the curse of the Black Pearl works, how the compass works, the rules that govern Davey Jones and the Flying Dutchman, and how their underworld works. I don't know what about the rules of the world you don't understand. This series has been great so far, so I've got high hopes for it. They'd had strong characters and themes as well as being well structured. My only concerns revolve around the change in director and whether Jack, who's always been a supporting character, can carry a film as the lead.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    sorry..this looks fucking terrible.

    by BILLY

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Good grief, it's a shame Harry never bothers

    by Teddy Artery

    to go full-on Nazi and purge the boards of some of these trolling nerds, but I digress... The last two 'Pirate' movies were a bit underwhelming in the story department, but had some of the finest digital effects on film. Hoping for the best and a strong future with this one.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    I just hope this fourth installment is rated "Arrrrgh!"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Yeah, the last one really blew, but I think there's hope for this next outing. We'll see. P.S. What's with some of this Penelope Cruz hate? Dang, she can be my scabbard-polishing wench on any voyage, yo, ho, ho, YO!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    No Captain Hook?

    by Miss 45

    What the hell?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST


    by Miss 45

    Blackbeard looks like more of a pirate than Depp ever was. Cruz just looks lost by the way.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I'm a bad man.

    by Swoomustdie

    Subbing out Orlando Bloom with Ian McShane instantly improved the quality of this movie by 100%.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:39 a.m. CST

    why are they making a 4th film?

    by mrbong

    for heaven's sake, please take pity and remember just how bad the 3rd one was. the mind boggles at just how bad a 4th Matrix film would have been.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Not as atmospheric as Verbinski...

    by performingmonkey

    Well it doesn't look that way...though maybe this is being sold as much more of a straight adventure/comedy, cutting the more supernatural and darker elements?? Still a shame Gore isn't back, but you can't blame him for not wanting to.

  • Feb. 13, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I want to see Jack Sparrow....

    by The_Crimson_King

    try to find One Eyed Willy's treasure, hells yeah

  • Feb. 13, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    also, I wish the meriamds were topless

    by The_Crimson_King