Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Meet The Characters
Preview by Jack Foley
PIRATES of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sails into cinemas on May 18, 2011… so why not check out some of the new characters or catch up with an old friend?
First up, there’s Angelica (Penelope Cruz)
With Blackbeard and Jack Sparrow in her life, it’s no wonder beautiful Angelica is a pirate dangerous to match swords with, let alone hearts.
A woman who tells lies that are truths and truths that are lies, Angelica may or may not be the daughter of the feared Blackbeard himself. A master of disguises, she learned the art of the con from the best, one Captain Jack Sparrow.
An accomplished sailor who can wield a sword, fight and plunder with the fiercest of pirates, Angelica is hell-bent on one goal: to save the eternal soul of Blackbeard from certain damnation, even if it means matching Captain Jack lie for lie and double cross for double cross.
Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush)
Once a ferocious pirate and deadly enemy of Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa enters an uneasy alliance with his rival in a race to the Fountain of Youth.
Hector Barbossa, a vile pirate returned from the dead, is the ultimate survivor. Having lost his leg – and the Black Pearl – Barbossa has traded black and silver for the grand blue and gold uniform of His Majesty’s Royal Navy.
Now serving as a privateer and commanding the Providence under the Union Jack rather than the Jolly Roger, Barbossa claims to owe his allegiance to King and Country. But is it valour or revenge that pushes Barbossa toward the Fountain of Youth, a rendezvous with Captain Jack, Blackbeard and destiny?
Blackbeard (Ian McShane)
The blackest soul and the darkest heart of any pirate who ever lived, striking fear into the bravest of sailors.
Blackbeard, a name uttered in terror by all who sail the sea, or any unfortunate enough to encounter him on dry land. His flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, is manned by zombies, festooned with the bones of his victims and spits fire from its bow to incinerate enemy ships, or the occasional crew member fallen out of favour.
Blackbeard dabbles in the Black Arts and wields a sword imbedded with one of the three sapphires of Triton. But Blackbeard lives under the shadow of a prophesied death, his only hope the restorative waters of the Fountain of Youth. Whatever it takes, no matter who is crushed beneath the weight of his heartless ambition, Blackbeard will get there, by any possible means.
- On Stranger Tides: Synopsis and trailer
- On Stranger Tides: First-look Photo Gallery
- On Stranger Tides: Meet the characters
- On Stranger Tides: Character Poster Gallery