Depp sends message to Japan at 'Pirates' world premiere


The latest installment in the popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" series premiered at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on Saturday night with a message of support for Japan.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," the fourth in the series, is directed by Rob Marshall and stars Johnny Depp, 47, as Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush, 59, as Captain Barbossa. This time out, the pair embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard, played by Ian McShane, 68, and his daughter Angelica, played by Penelope Cruz, 37, are after it, too.

The world premiere took place at a temporary outdoor amphitheater, on a massive screen which sat on an island in the middle of the Disneyland Rivers of America attraction. It was the world's first outdoor 3D premiere.

Around 22,000 people gathered to meet the stars. Former Japanese soccer star Hidetoshi Nakata, 34, and comedian Takaaki Ishibashi, 49, were in attendance and gave the movie rave reviews. "The movie's impact is immense," said Ishibashi.

A banner expressing support for Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit the country on March 11 was hung prominently at the star-studded event. Ishibashi and Cruz both wrote messages on the banner to express their condolences and support for affected areas. The banner will travel with the movie as it makes its way around the world before being delivered to the Japanese premiere, which is scheduled to take place in Tokyo on May 17.

Depp, who is unable to attend the Japanese premiere, said, "To all my fans in Japan. I'm so sorry I can't be there this time. I promise to come back as soon as possible."

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is set for simultaneous worldwide release on May 20.

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Depp sends message to Japan at 'Pirates' world premiere

I can't wait to hear such a moving and emotional message!

“To all my fans in Japan. I’m so sorry I can’t be there this time. I promise to come back as soon as possible.”

oh. great. what a special message.

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That's the shortest I have seen Depp's hair.

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Those Japanese stars understand English?

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That's the shortest I have seen Depp's hair.

And Penelope's aah hair looks good too!

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keira knightley > penelope cruz

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I can't believe Tia Dalma isn't in this movie. Aside from Captain Jack Sparrow, Tia Dalma was the most interesting Pirates character:

Tia Dalma: Land is where you are safe, Jack Sparrow. Therefore you shall take land with you. ( hands Sparrow a jar of dirt )

Jack Sparrow: Dirt. This is a jar of dirt.

Tia Dalma: Yes.

Sparrow: Will the jar of dirt - help?

Tia Dalma: If you don't want it, give it back.

Sparrow ( clutching the jar of dirt tightly ): No!

Tia Dalma: Then it helps.

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Simple reason this one is not linked to the other 3 movies. Same as the next one.

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Johnny Depp delivers all his messages to Japan in anagram form. Thus,

I’m so sorry I can’t be there this time.

becomes Hi, beseecher trims a minty risotto.

It's the way Johnny prefers to do it.

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Lady Gaga would have come to the premiere.

Just before he did 21 Jump Street, Johnny Depp was living in his car. Now he is just too busy to come to Japan when its people obviously would love to see him make the effort.

I think it is pretty clear what Depp is saying to Japan: "What have you done for me lately?"

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I love you jonny depp

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