What’s Happening With ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’?

Captain Jack Sparrow is set to return as the main character for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Depp will once again star as the captain this time alongside new comers Brenton Thwaites (The Giver), Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem. We now have an official synopsis for this new installment.

Disney have recently announced that the filming for Dead Men Tell No Tales has begun in Queensland, Australia and that, once again, Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the fifth Pirates movie. Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki) will direct the film from a script written by Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can).

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The official synopsis for Dead Men Tell No Tales:

“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.”

Geoffrey Rush will return as Barbossa in addition to Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Stephen Graham as Scrum and Golshifteh Farahani (Exodus: Gods and Kings) will co-star in the film. These actors will join the previously announced new cast Adam Brown (The Hobbit trilogy), Delroy Atkinson, and Danny Kirrane (Automata).

The synopsis doesn’t tell us much in the sense of where it fits in to the other movies, however it is quite likely that the studio are not concerned with that, as the last film On Stranger Tides was not well received despite making over a billion dollars at the global box office. Disney need to get a clear idea for a film and it’s potential to spark a series of events leading to a narrative for the next films, depending on how Dead Men Tell No Tales is received. This really is a pivotal film for this franchise and has the potential to make or break it.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and co-director Joachim Rønning have just taken to twitter to reveal some behind-the-scenes images from the first week of shooting in Australia:

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters July 7th, 2017.

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