The teaser of the next installment in the blockbuster series titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was released a few days back. The response was amazing, especially due to the showcase of some new characters in the teaser.
Captain Salazar is a pirate who has just escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and is on the hunt for one Captain Jack Sparrow. As we saw in the trailer, Salazar tells a young man to find Jack Sparrow and inform him that death is coming for him.
The young man in question is actually Henry Turner, the grown son of Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner, the character’s played by Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom in the first three films. Henry is looking for his father, who one assumes has been living all this time as Davy Jones.
Jack Sparrow, for his part, is in search of the Trident of Poseidon as a weapon to fend off Salazar, which causes him to cross paths with a woman named Carina Smyth who is also on a quest for the trident. Together they go in search of the artifact that will give its owner complete control of the seas.
Johnny Depp will obviously be back in the title role, though for now, we do not know the weight age of his act. Javier Bardem joins the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as the villainous Captain Salazar. We know that the Captain and his crew begin to wreak havoc after the escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Since we also know that Salazar has it out for Captain Jack Sparrow and, apparently, all other pirates as well, we can only assume that Jack played a role in getting them all trapped there in the first place.
Brenton Thwaites, recently of Gods of Egypt, plays the role that is officially only known as Henry, but Thwaites has seemingly confirmed that the role is that of Henry Turner, the son conceived at the end of, and briefly seen as a boy in the post-credits sequence for, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
Kaya Scodelario will play the female lead in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. We know that she’s an astronomer who is fighting to be admitted to university, which, of course, she can’t get into because this is seventeen hundred and she’s a woman.
Orlando Bloom is on board to reprise his role as Will Turner/Davy Jones. When last we left poor William he nearly died, but was “saved” thanks to the curse that turned him into Davy Jones. Orlando Bloom is confirmed to return in the new film, but the size of his role is anybody’s guess.
Reportedly, Geoffrey Rush will be back as Captain Barbossa. He’s gone back and fourth as Captain Jack Sparrow’s ally and enemy over the course of the franchise, so it’s anybody’s guess how he’ll fit into things in the new film.
Pirates 5 is being directed by Norweigan directors named Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg. The pair have previously directed a couple episodes of the Netflix series Marco Polo as well as several films in their native Norway. They made their feature film debut with the movie Banditas starring Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek but it was their 2012 film Kon-Tiki which is most notable.
Originally, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was set for a July 7, 2017 release, which would have put it in line with the first two entries in the series. However, after the decision to delay Star Wars: Episode VIII into December, Pirates 5 was moved up to take over the May 26 2017 date being left vacant.