Disney had a surprise in store for those who attended the Tron Legacy panel at ComicCon on Thursday, July 22nd. At the end of the panel, Disney screened a teaser for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides! Reports Silas Lesnick of ComingSoon.net, “Johnny Depp appeared as Captain Jack Sparrow in full 3D, sitting on the beach [in Hawaii, where On Stranger Tides is currently shooting] with a bottle of rum and speaking directly to the Comic-Con audience.” Here’s what Captain Jack told his audience:
“Hello, boys and girls . . .or whatever. My name is Captain Jack Sparrow. I take it some of you have heard of me. As you may well know, there are times — almost constantly, in fact — when I prefer to look at the world through the bottom of a glass.” (holding up a rum bottle) “Rum . . . something like this.
“You may have also heard whisperings and rumors, that Jack Sparrow be recruiting a crew to undertake a voyage to the Fountain of Youth. Not true! ‘Course not. But even if it weren’t not true, you wouldn’t be interested in joining me, would you, eh? No, thought not.
“I do admit, that there be varied and substantial dangers along the way, including, but not limited to, zombies, cutthroats, mermaids, and the vicious and vivacious Penelope Cruz. Which is why I’m not going. No, sir. Impossible to find the place anyway. No one knows where it is, plus I’d have to have a bloody map . . . or a bloody Mary . . . or both. Which is not a bad idea, in fact — bloody Mary.
“Bloody Marys all around! It’s on the Mouse.” (as he leaves) “Barman!”
Many thanks to FANtasticJD for breaking the news and for the screencap of Captain Jack, to Bermuda for a video of the ComicCon appearance, and to Theresa for the transcript of Jack’s remarks. It’s a pleasure to see him! You can read much more about Johnny Depp’s ComicCon appearance on the Zone’s News & Views forum. To see the Silas Lesnick article, CLICK HERE.