The above photo features the flag of the famous pirate Blackbeard, and it will appear in the upcoming sequel Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides. The character will be played by veteran actor Ian McShane, and judging from the photos we’ve seen, he’s a good fit. Since POTC is a Disney franchise, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of their many entertainment shows (“Movie Surfers“) managed to get first dibs on behind the scenes footage from the movie. Not only that but they also scored an interview with star Johnny Depp. Check it out below…

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Official Plot Synopsis:

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides hits theaters on May 20, 2011.

What do you think of the footage from the film? Are you excited to see it?