DYK? The iconic skull representing The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has undergone yet another transformation for the latest film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
- The mysterious “X” scar on the left side of the face
- New beads
- A pearl in the gold front tooth
- Blond streaks in the hair
- Skeletons hanging from the last trinket on the beaded dreadlock
- A hidden “Mickey” on the left dreadlock
- Swimming mermaids engraved on the hand guard of the right sword
- The Skull features the signature red bandanna Captain Jack Sparrow wore in all the films of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise. Red was a popular color with pirates, who preferred more colorful dress. It was also a color synonymous with “giving no quarter” to enemies as exemplified by flying a red Jolly Roger flag when engaging a foe at sea.
- The crossed swords, or pirates’ cutlasses, have a special meaning: When the crossed swords face upward, they signify readiness for battle. When the swords point downward, they signify the end of conflict. Down-pointing crossed swords are a common military symbol on graves or memorials signifying death in battle. On the teaser poster the swords are pointing downward.
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 sails into theaters May 20.