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Archive for the ‘“Pirates of the Caribbean” (2011)’ Category has posted the first photos from the Hawaiian set for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides that give us a first look at Penélope Cruz in character! Cruz is playing a love interest of Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) and the daughter of his nemesis, Blackbeard (Ian McShane), her character is rumored to be named Angelica. Angelica is reportedly a character from Sparrow’s past, but the handsome Jack can’t figure out whether the mystery beauty is back for love or to con him in order to find the Fountain of Youth.


Posted on July 22nd, 2010 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

The 2010 Comic-Con convention is happening as we speak and today there was a big surprise for attendees at the Tron: Legacy panel. Disney showed a special teaser for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, now shooting in Hawaii.

Johnny Depp appeared as Captain Jack Sparrow in full 3D, sitting on the beach with a bottle of rum and speaking directly to the Comic-Con audience. He told everyone that it certainly wasn’t the case that he would soon be embarking on a quest to find the fountain of youth but that, even if he were, he wouldn’t be looking for a crew. But, if he did, would anyone in the audience be interested?

He promised that such an adventure would include “zombies, cutthroats, mermaids and… Penelope Cruz” and that it would be the kind of quest that would require “A bloody map. Or a bloody Mary. Or both.”

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will hit theaters on May 20, 2011.

Update: Watch the trailer on Youtube.

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I’d like to catch you up with the latest in Cruz News! Our girl was a little quiet for a while and now there have been some developments since my last updates.

• First and foremost, one of my favorite couples, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have gotten married! The longtime couple tied the knot earlier this month at a friend’s home in the Bahamas, Cruz’s rep confirmed to E! News July 13, 2010. The bride wore a gown designed by pal John Galliano and only family members were in attendance at the small ceremony. Warmest congratulations to the happy twosome! ♥

• Penélope Cruz is one of the 30 star Hollywood stars, who will immortalized with a signature star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. She, along with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and The Muppets are the latest starred celebrities

• Penélope was photographed with a new tattoo early last month. The crucifix tattoo covers a large expanse of her right hand.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides News:
- Shooting has commenced for the film and the first images from the set of POTC have struck the net, none with Pe but still cool. To check them out go to: #1, #2, #3!

- Jerry Bruckheimer had this to say about Cruz’s Pirates character, who is not only his potential sweetheart but the daughter of his nemesis, Blackbeard (Ian McShane): “She’s so fiery and fun. I can just imagine how the screen is going to sizzle with the two of them on it.”

- A while back, Stephen Graham joined the cast. He will play a Sparrow sidekick, named ‘Scram’, this will be a reunion with Johnny Depp after they worked together on Public Enemies. Also added to the cast recently, Supermodel Gemma Ward as a talking mermaid (taking over the before mentioned Megan Fox rumored role)

I believe that about covers it. My apologies for the lack of posting these few months. My real life has been incredibly hectic. I will try to do better here but I don’t want to make any promises and jinx anything which seems to happen a lot, unfortunately! Trust me, I haven’t abandoned the site but there are some serious real life issues that have just been taking my priorities. Just please bare with me at times like this. – Webmaster

Posted on May 24th, 2010 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

Not surprising, Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the fourth installment of Jerry Bruckheimer’s popular action franchise Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directed by Rob Marshall, will be filmed in Disney Digital 3D. Bruckheimer’s only previous 3D movie before that was last year’s G-Force. I think the news is kind of exciting, but we’re being so bombarded with 3D it’s quite annoying. However, at least this one will be true 3D and not fake / up-converted later!

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is still slated for release on May 20, 2011.


Posted on May 5th, 2010 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 1 Comment / Leave one

Yahoo is reporting that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, has had its budget cut by more than a third of what was expected. This is pretty shocking to me considering how sure fire well these flicks do at the box office – but more money doesn’t necessarily equal a better film! Hopefully the budget cuts will force the crew to get more creative and we’ll be in for a really great Pirates film – more in vein of the first one! The main change – the film will not be shot in the Caribbean.

Perhaps most devastating (at least from the perspective of a Pirates purist), is the news that the fourth installment of the franchise will not be shooting in the Caribbean (you know, like the title says) or Los Angeles. Those locations have been scrapped for the less expensive Hawaii and London. Perhaps the film should be renamed, Pirates of the Thames: Maybe We Can Also Use the ‘Lost’ Set. And for the crew hoping to get a tropical suntan — or perhaps acquire a Madonna-like accent — they’re out of luck: shooting has been cut down from 145 to a lean 90 days.

Like the Pirate predecessors, the fourth installment is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer — producer of films such as Armageddon and Top Gun — someone who isn’t necessarily used to budget cuts. The cuts stem from the new studio Chairman Rich Ross who has tightened the budgets considerably since taking over for former Chairman Dick Cook, who was fired from Disney in September of 2009.

Source: Yahoo! News

Here is a bit of new information regarding Melancholia re-casting and a new Pirates of the Caribbean star.

After ending her involvement in Spider-Man film franchise, Kirsten Dunst has snatched another coveted role. She has just been tapped to play the major female character in Melancholia which is directed and written by Lars von Trier, so Deadline Hollywood mentioned.

Penélope Cruz was initially negotiating for the part, but she eventually dropped it allegedly to star opposite Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. There has been no further description on the character that now belongs to Dunst.

Production Weekly tweets that British actor Stephen Graham (Snatch, Gangs of New York and Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies) has been cast as “Scram” in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Source: IGN and Ace Showbiz

Posted on March 21st, 2010 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one got some scoop on the fourth Pirates film and Pe’s role in it. It makes me very excited to hear that her role will be a bit fiesty! The Rob Marshall-directed film is scheduled to start filming in June for a May 20, 2011 release.

In February, we learned that both Ian McShane and Penélope Cruz were joining Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It was reported that McShane would play the villain Blackbeard, but it wasn’t clear which role Cruz would take on.

In talking with MTV, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that Cruz is playing Blackbeard’s daughter. “She’s the daughter of the bad guy,” he said. You can expect “a little romance between Captain Jack and the new character that Penélope plays.” He said “she brings a lot of humor to it. And the fact that she’s so feisty.”

Bruckheimer added that Blackbeard is “the nastiest pirate ever.”

The producer also confirmed that Geoffrey Rush, who played Barbossa in the first three Pirates films, is indeed returning.

As for more roles to be cast, Bruckheimer said they they are “looking for some new kids to be in it, we’re testing right now.”

Asked how different this film will be, he said “we’re going to take a whole new direction,” but he did mention that “it is a continuation of what you saw last time, he’s in search for the Fountain of Youth.”

Source: Coming Soon

Posted on February 23rd, 2010 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

Deadwood‘s Ian McShane is in negotiations for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides villain Blackbeard.

The Hollywood Reporter says McShane will play the legendary pirate – whose real name was Edward Teach – who piloted the ship Queen Anne’s Revenge.

Johnny Depp will reprise his Captain Jack Sparrow role and Geoffrey Rush will return as Barbossa. THR also states Penélope Cruz will be “Jack Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways,” (so very exciting!) in a tale that revolves around the Fountain of Youth – which was teased in the latest POTC installment: At World’s End (2007).

Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot wrote the script. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.

Posted on February 21st, 2010 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

Johnny Depp recently gave an interview to whilst promoting Alice In Wonderland. He briefly chatted about Pirates 4 and said this:

Q: Johnny, we heard that there’s not going to be any Keira Knightley or Orlando Bloom in the next Pirates. Is it going to be more Jack Sparrow front and center?
Depp: Yeah, there’s no Keira or Orlando in there. I don’t know. I don’t think we’d ever throw too much Jack Sparrow in there. It’ll be everybody.

Q: You were sort of wavering a little after Dick Cook left. Have you regained your confidence about it or what reassured you?
Depp: One thing that I found very reassuring was a very good conversation with Dick Cook who is someone I admire greatly. That helped a lot. Also, knowing that we’re coming at it from a different angle at this point. [Director] Rob Marshall and a totally new take and a new story.

Hopefully we’ll be getting a lot of Pe’s character too! And I can’t wait to see Rob’s take on the franchise.

Although this could be determined just a rumor for now since only one outlet has reported on it, but I’ve actually wondered which big film Penélope would be doing next myself. The Lars von Trier’s (Antichrist) psychological drama disaster film, Melancholia or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides? Both films seemed like they might tie up Pe’s schedule for many months (not to mention the promotion duties something like Pirates has). Also because she’s stated she was going to be very choosy with her projects and not work back to back so much anymore. Both films were announced within days of each other so it seemed likely one would coincidence with the other. I did a bit of research and here is what I found:

It seems, according to El Pais, Penélope has renounced Melancholia in order to star in the fourth part of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie saga. The site notes that Cruz’s character in Melancholia (which was written specifically for her) requires no special physical effort, but her Pirates character would of course require special skills, which would mean months of training, especially in fencing. Producer Buenavista locks down it’s cast especially for this.

Discussion of Von Trier possibly moving its project to filming September occurred but a scheduled appointment with the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, which will premiere Melancholia, and shorten the post-production digital effects overruled it. The final decision regarding the Von Trier movie: filming in June in Sweden, with a budget of around four million euros and the French coast in May 2011. Without Cruz attached to headline. The role is to be partly re-written. No casting announcements have been made as of this report.

Although Pirates 4 was announced some months ago with only Johnny Depp to star it was just recently reported Rob Marshall, Cruz’s Nine director would helm the movie (taking over the Disney franchise from Gore Verbinski.) Pe made several quotes that would definitely love to do another musical or work with Rob again which doesn’t surprise that she was eager to work with him once again so soon.

Penélope Cruz is in negotiations to join Johnny Depp in the Rob Marshall-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, reports Heat Vision.

Scheduled for a release on May 20, 2011, the fourth installment revolves around the Fountain of Youth. Depp is reprising the role of Captain Jack Sparrow and Cruz’s character is expected to be “Sparrow’s foil and equal in many ways.”

The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film was written by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot. Shooting will take place in Hawaii this summer.

Cruz starred in Marshall’s last film, Nine.

To be honest given the source I’m trying not to get my hopes up about this one, but I think it would be a lot of fun and totally awesome to see Cruz working with one of my favorite actors, Johnny Depp again! Especially if Pe played a sassy strong female character against Captain Jack!

Update Feb. 11: Variety has confirmed that Pe is in talks for the 4th Pirates!