Walt Disney Pictures has released a new image from their upcoming sequel Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides. This time the focus (surprisingly) isn’t on Jack Sparrow, it’s on the legendary Blackbeard. The character is played by U.K. actor Ian McShane who looks armed and dangerous in this solo photo. Take a look…

Spending hours in the blazing sun has had some damaging effects on Blackbeard. He’s sporting a serious tan in this photo that would give George Hamilton a run for his money. We’re not sure who’s on the other side of his sword but whoever they are, they’re in trouble!

Official 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 (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.

What do you think of the latest photo from Pirates of the Caribbean? Who do you think Blackbeard is going after in this picture?