‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Eyes Ansel Elgort, Brenton Thwaites, and More to Set Sail
These 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films aren't going anywhere anytime soon as long as Disney has their way -- they're like the 'Saw' franchise of the high seas, Johnny Depp is their Jigsaw, and his eyeliner and ridiculous accent is a trap. But there also need to be some other men in these movies, so Disney is looking for some fresh, young faces to stand next to Johnny Depp in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5,' and they've got their eye on names like popular newcomers Ansel Elgort and Brenton Thwaites, as well as a few other up and comers.
Deadline reports that Disney is looking to cast the role of Henry in the upcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' -- Henry, a name that has all the intrigue of a bowl of plain yogurt, and is probably described just about the same on the page. Right now they're interested in Ansel Elgort, who appeared alongside Shailene Woodley in 'The Fault in Our Stars'; Taron Egerton, who appears in the upcoming 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'; George Mackay of 'Pride'; Sam Keeley of 'In the Heart of the Sea'; and Brenton Thwaites, who's had quite the year with roles in films like 'Maleficent,' 'The Giver,' and 'Oculus.'
Our money's on Thwaites, who kind of already has the vaguely Orlando Bloom thing going on and could easily step into a role clearly intended to replace his character. Weirdly, all of these actors have names way more interesting than Henry.
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' hits theaters on July 7, 2017.