When Jack Sparrow returns for a fifth installment in the wildly popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, he’ll have a few new and old friends and enemies.
Jack will face off against the villainous Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem. He’ll also verbally and probably physically spar with Geoffrey Rush’s Captain Barbosa, and be joined by newcomers to the franchise Brenton Thwaites (as Henry) and Kaya Scodelario (as Carina Smith).
Most exciting for fans was the announcement that Orlando Bloom was returning to the swashbuckling genre, reprising his role as Will Turner in Dead Men Tell No Tales.
For D23 EXPO attendees, that was upstaged by the sight of Johnny Depp himself, in full Jack Sparrow regalia, saluting the crowd, swaying and strutting around the stage, throwing grapes at people.
Sounds like a fun 3-D effect for the film, coming July 7, 2017. Here’s its official description:
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
The film is directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning and stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin R. McNally, Kaya Scodelario, Golshifteh Farahani, Stephen Graham, David Wenham and Geoffrey Rush. Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer and Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Brigham Taylor serve as executive producers. Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” releases in U.S. theaters on July 7, 2017.