‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Confirms Orlando Bloom’s Return
Previously, it was thought that perhaps Orlando Bloom would sit out the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise — with Brenton Thwaites on board for the upcoming sequel, it seemed that the (younger) leading man torch was being passed to someone new. Bloom’s return has been rumored for months, but Disney made it official during their live-action presentation at D23.
Johnny Depp is returning to play Captain Jack Sparrow for the fifth time, while Bloom sat out the fourth film in the series. Thwaites is joined by fellow newcomers to the franchise Kaya Scodelario, Javier Bardem and David Wenham.
Returning to reprise their roles opposite Depp and Bloom are Geoffrey Rush’s Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally’s Gibbs and Stephen Graham’s Scrum. Dead Men Tell No Tales recently wrapped production in July with Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) directing. Here’s the official synopsis for the sequel:
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.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on July 7, 2017.