Swab the poop deck and hoist the sails because soon “Pirates of the Caribbean” will be sailing to a theater near you with the premiere of the Disney franchise’s fifth installment, “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” According to reports, the anticipated movie, which will hit the big screen on July 7, 2017, has recently begun production in Queensland, Australia.
But that’s not all we know about the exciting new "POTC" movie starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Javier Bardem as the “terrifying” Captain Salazar and yes, even Orlando Bloom as William Turner -- Davy Jones’ newest replacement! The official synopsis for the movie teases that “Dead Men Tell No Tales” will thrust all our favorite characters -- old and new -- into an all-new adventure.
Captain Jack will find himself in the middle of the chaos as the “winds of ill-fortune” start blowing more strongly toward his direction. So who will be after Jack in the new installment? Well, according to the summary, deadly ghost pirates lead by Jack’s old nemesis, Captain Salazar, will be on the hunt for him -- and every pirate sailing the seven seas -- after escaping from the Devil’s Triangle. (The Devil’s Triangle is also known as the Bermuda Triangle.)
So, how will Captain Jack swindle his way out of yet another sticky situation? According to the summary, the rum-loving pirate'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.”
Any guesses on who might have the Trident in their possession? Our theories suspect Will, who currently ferries lost souls to the afterlife, may know where it is. After all, Bloom’s character is rumored to play a large role in the upcoming film, according to Variety. In addition to saving Jack’s skin (once again) Will will also be reuniting with his son (portrayed by Brenton Thwaites) in "Dead Men Tell No Tales."
In the third installment of the franchise, “At World’s End,” it was revealed that Will and Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley) had a son -- a story line that fans of the franchise couldn’t wait to see play out. Now it looks like they’ll finally get their wish when "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” hits theaters in 2017.