If you haven’t heard of this movie before it might be because outside of the US and Japan it is called Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge. But whatever name you’d like to give this movie, it promises to be a spectacle!
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly Spanish Navy ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazer, escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artefact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar. To find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitiful small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.
Two familiar faces will be returning for the fifth instalment in the PotC film series: Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as Will Turner and Elizabeth Turner/Swann. But also the new faces are worth mentioning. We have Javier Bardem as Captain Salazer, Jack’s evil and terrifying nemesis. Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth, an astronomer, and an academic. She’s fighting for the right to study at university, because women couldn’t at that time. So she’s on her own journey – looking for the trident of Poseidon – and she has a diary with clues. Along the way she encounters Jack Sparrow, and he messes everything up. As he does.
And Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner, a young man who tries to reconnect with his father. He struggles to break a curse that is preventing him from doing so.
Check out one of the trailers to make you even more excited:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes in cinemas on May 26, 2017.