Whenever I see any of the Pirates 4 previews I think a few things.
1….how a spicy character like Captain Jack Sparrow is best used as seasoning in a stew made of more rational characters and even though PIRATES 2 and 3 were a horrible story mess, Will and Elizabeth gave it a grounding that made Jack seem more likable. Of course there is still Barbossa, and now Ian McShane (!). I do like Penelope Cruz as a little more experienced character, though. She’s a good foil for Jack.
2…Johnny Depp sure is fine.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.