Given the success of the last three films, the Walt Disney franchise was keen to create another sequel to the swashbuckling action movie.
And ahead of the cinematic release, new stills from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides have been made available.
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Penelope Cruz joined Johnny Depp for the fourth part in the series, and her lookalike sister was used as her body double in order to conceal her burgeoning baby bump.
Geoffrey Rush - who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards this year for his role in The King's Speech - also lent his skills to the action adventure movie.
The film features all three in the pursuit of the elusive Fountain of Youth as they battle on the high seas.
It is set to be released on May 18 in the UK.