The 5th instalment of “The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise may open a new chapter for the film series as it was recently revealed that the film could be a reboot of the film franchise.

Former franchise star Orlando Bloom was long rumoured to return to the film to reprise his role as Will Turner and his recent interview with IGN revealed that he is indeed in talks with Disney about coming back.

Pirates of the Caribbean Orlando Bloom

The British actor was in the midst of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” when IGN asked him about the possibility of coming back.


He said:

I’m not entirely sure that [I’ll be back] just yet, but there are talks.

The plot of the film has not been announced yet but his interview with IGN has also revealed a crucial detail about the plot:

Basically they want to reboot the whole franchise, I think, and do something with me and the relationship with my son. I’m of course Davey Jones now, so I’m down the bottom of the ocean. 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. Get all gnarly.

A relationship with his son?

From what we remember, Orlando Bloom’s character does not have a son yet but the new information seems to be indicating that “The Giver” star Brendon Thwaite, who is on board to play a British soldier could be playing Turner’s son in the film as well. Brendon Thwaite’s role is said to be teaming up with Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow in the film.

Brenton Thwaites

In other casting news, “No Country For Old Men” actor Javier Bardem is on board to play a new villain called Captain Brand. His character is described as “a ghost hellbent on getting revenge against Sparrow” after the death of his brother. “The King’s Speech” actor Geoffrey Rush is also involved in the film to reprise his role as Captain Barbossa.

Variety is reporting that Disney is testing various young actresses to play the female lead of the action-adventure film. While it’s not confirmed, the female lead could be playing a love interest to Brendon Thwaites.


The shortlisted actresses include:

  • Lucy Boynton (“Miss Potter”, “Copperhead”)
  • Gabriella Wilde (“Endless Love”, “Carrie”)
  • Jenna Thiam
  • Kaya Scodelario (“The Maze Runner”)
  • Alexandra Dowling (“The Musketeers”, “Game of Thrones”)

Slated for release on July 7, 2017, the 5th “Pirates of the Caribbean” film will begin shooting in February 2015. Jerry Bruckheimer will return as the producer of the film while Norwegian directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg will be directing the film.

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