Captain Jack Sparrow

It’s easy to stick some cool tats on a character and enhance their presence – and we all love cool looking tattoos. It gets better when there is thought put into the tattoos, such as Mickey Rourke’s surprisingly well-researched prison tattoos in Iron Man 2. What’s even better than that is when a tattoo is not only well thought out, but also speaks worlds about that character and the story surrounding them. It’s not always possible in the context of the film – but when it is, it’s nice to see. Here are some of the tattoos I’m talking about.

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It was in early May that we reported Disney was ready to get another Pirates of the Caribbean film off the ground, but that the series’ star Johnny Depp wanted them to hold off a little bit. He seemed to want a chance to do other things, but also intimated that he would come back for a Pirates 5 only if the right director and script were in place. Well, just two months later, On Strange Tides has made one billion dollars at the box office and The Wrap is reporting that Depp is already in negotiations to appear in a fifth film. It’s amazing how fast a billion dollars can move things along. The Wrap seems to be talking to sources close to the production (their cousin knows this guy who knows a guy) and apparently a rough draft for Pirates 5 has already been written, and Jerry Bruckheimer and his team of chained up screenwriters are meeting 3 to 4 times a week to get it up to snuff and make sure that it passes muster with Captain Jack. Perhaps that’s a bit of overkill on Bruckheimer’s part. The fact that the last two had terrible scripts didn’t seem to deter anybody from making these movies or going to see them in droves. Screw Pirates 5, I’m already getting excited for Pirates 17. I just hope they can get Depp back for it.

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The trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides debuts on December 13th, but we’re giving away a chance to see it before anyone else while luxuriating in the magic of Disneyland. You know, the place where you hassled Goofy as a child and proposed to your girlfriend as a man-child. If you live in Los Angeles and need a break from the 104th Annual Complete Shut Down of All Production and Life in the City, enter to win, and you might find yourself finally faced with a free chance to apologize to Goofy and to see Johnny Depp stumbling around Captain Jack Sparrow style before the rest of the planet. Cross your fingers, mark your calendars for December 13th, and take a stab at entering. But how do you enter?

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