Last year Johnny Depp made a huge splash at Comic-Con by shocking the Disney panel audience with an in-person appearance. For this year’s Con he’s in Hawaii filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides which makes a similar appearance impossible. Instead, Depp and Disney did the next best thing.
While in full wardrobe and in character as Jack Sparrow, Depp recorded a brief message from the beaches of Hawaii that was played at the Disney panel yesterday. With a trusty bottle of rum and the usual Sparrow swagger, Depp talked about maybe, or maybe not, looking for the fountain of youth and battling mermaids, zombies and Penelope Cruz to get there.
Someone in the audience managed to film a pretty decent quality video of the clip which you can watch below. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sets sail next summer.