After months of delays, the fifth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise has resumed filming. To get fans excited for the upcoming movie, director Jerry Bruckheimer released the first still image of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to the public.
The photo was originally tweeted by the famed director with the caption “Captain Jack is back and we’re not letting him go.” The line is oddly poignant given that the photo shows the character tied up by what appears to be two rival pirates.
Captain Jack is back and we're not letting him go. pic.twitter.com/m6VVRTyFQm
— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) April 21, 2015
Not letting go indeed.
It seems as though fans can expect to see Captain Jack in his best condition, surrounded by trouble with his life in mortal danger. As CinemaBlend notes, the cause of his predicament in the photo is likely the orders of his rival, Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). According to the outlet, Salazar will be the biggest hurdle that the befuddled adventurer will have to clear while tracking a group of ghost pirates that have escaped the Bermuda Triangle. Along the way, his new companion Henry (Brenton Thwaites) will join him.
Henry is a British soldier that will act as a kind of replacement for Orlando Bloom’s character, Will Turner. However, new reports indicate that the actor might have deeper ties to Turner and could possibly be his son. At the end of the third movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” fans learned that Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) had a young boy. It’s possible he’s all grown up and now looking for his estranged father.
Whatever the adventure, it’s nice to see actor Johnny Depp upright and back to work. Production was slowed to a dangerous degree when the 51-year-old actor injured his hand during production (though not while he was actually on set). He had to fly from the film’s Australian set back home to the U.S. in order to receive surgery and recover. Luckily, E! Online reports that he’s back to work and the film’s release date won’t be affected.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” hits theaters July 7, 2017.