Captain Jack Sparrow will reunite with Will Turner in “Pirates of the Caribbean 5.” At the D23 Expo in Anaheim California, it was announced that Orlando Bloom would return to the franchise for the first time since 2007.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Johnny Depp came out in character as Capt. Jack Sparrow on Saturday to tease “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” at the Disney convention. During the panel, it was revealed that Bloom had been apart of the film, which wrapped shooting in Australia in July.
Bloom’s return isn’t really shocking. While the D23 announcement is the first confirmation fans have heard, there have been rumors of his return for months. The star even revealed that he was in talks to possibly join the 2017 film when he was promoting “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” in 2014.
“Basically they want to reboot the whole franchise, I think, and do something with me and the relationship with my son,” told IGN in December.
He also teased that he might not look like himself. “I’m of course Davy Jones now, so I’m down the bottom of the ocean,” he added. “It might be kind of fun to do something where I’m rumbling round the bottom of the ocean, because I won’t look anything like me.”
It isn’t entirely clear if that will definitely be what fans see in the final cut, but all signs indicate that his life as a pirate will be part of the new movie. As previously reported, Bloom was rumored to be on set during filming while a water tank and the Flying Dutchman were being used. At the end of “Pirates of the Caribbean: At the World’s End,” Will was forced to captain the Flying Dutchman and stay off land for 10 years. By the time “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” hits theaters, a decade will have passed.
It isn't clear how Bloom's storyline will connect with Depp's, but it's likely that Jack Sparrow will need some help. After Capt. Salazar (Javier Bardem) decides to kill every pirate, Jack decides to go after "the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas," the synopsis teases.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” hits theaters on July 7, 2017.