It’s been a while since Johnny Depp has been on our screens as Captain Jack Sparrow, and thankfully we only have to wait till next year now with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Me Tell No Tales coming in 2017.
As we hit the middle of 2016 it’s safe to say we’re already looking forward to the big blockbuster releases in 2017 and Pirates of the Caribbean is one of them.
Here’s everything you need to know about the film.
It’s been five years since the release of On Stranger Tides, and despite the face Dead Men Tell No Tales reportedly wrapped filming back in July 2015 it won’t hit our screens till next year.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 was originally set to hit theatres in July 2017, but the release date was recently moved up to May 26, 2017, which will mark six years and six days since the release of On Stranger Tides.
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 (Javier 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 artefact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
- Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
- Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar
- Orlando Bloom as Will Turner
- Brenton Thwaites as Henry
- Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth
- Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa
- Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs
The film is being directed by the duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon Tiki) and Jeff Nathanson (Tower Heist) penned the script.
A surprising addition
Deadline exclusively revealed that after wrapping the film directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have gone back to add an extra big set-piece scene. And it’s all built around Paul McCartney, who quietly joined the cast of the film.
They were told it wasn’t a re-shoot, but an extra scene that’s been added to the movie.
Kaya Scodelario says it goes back to the beginning
Speaking to Digital Spy about the film, The Maze Runner star Kaya Scodelario says it feels more like the first film in the franchise.
“It [does have] a lot more of the first movie, that’s what they wanted to bring it back to,” the actress said. “[The producers] want to take it back to the beginning again. They wanted it to have this epic journey, and for it to make sense, and for it to tie things up, and also lead to new storylines.”
Scodelario also revealed more about her character, Carina Smyth, and the treasure that she’s seeking out in the film.
“[Carina] is an astronomer, and she is an academic. She’s fighting for the right to study at university, because women couldn’t at that time…So she’s on her own journey – looking for the trident of Poseidon – and she has a diary with clues, and she encounters Jack Sparrow along the way, and he messes everything up. As he does. And it’s fun!”
The return of the Davy Jones storyline
Both Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan were missing from On Stranger Tides, much to our disappointment, but even though Keira Knightley has said she’s done with the franchise, Bloom is returning.
It’s been widely speculated that Brenton Thwaites’ character, Henry, is in fact the grown up son of Turner and Swan. Speaking of his role he said:
“It’s about a young man who wants to reconnect with his father, Davy Jones. There’s a curse that prevents him from doing that. I think it’s about how he goes around that and tries to fix it and he has to save his dad.”
So it looks like Henry will be on his own quest — to seek a means to free his father Will Turner, now under the curse of Davy Jones, presumably going after the Trident for these means.