A few official photos have been released in promotion of the tentpoles Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Muppets. One is a sequel and the other is a long awaited reboot, but they both feature new characters. Check out Jason Segel as he rubs elbows with Miss Piggy and Kermit, then take a peek at the latest from Jack Sparrow. Take a look…

Official Plot Synopsis for Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides:

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

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

The Muppets Synopsis:

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino house band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.

The Muppets opens in theaters nationwide November 23, 2011.

What do you think of the new photos from On Stranger Tides and The Muppets? Which film are you the most excited to see?

Source: Stitch Kingdom, Collider