Disney is full of magical surprises indeed.

During this year’s D23 Expo, the studio officially announced that Orlando Bloom will return to the 5th “Pirates of the Caribbean” film to reprise his role as the charming blacksmith apprentice-turned-pirate, Will Turner.

Orlando Bloom as Will Turner
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Bloom portrayed Will Turner in the first 3 “Pirates of the Caribbean” films namely “The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003), “Dead Man’s Chest” (2006), and “At World’s End (2007). In all 3 films, he starred opposite Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley, who played Captain Jack Sparrow and a governor’s daughter named Elizabeth Swann respectively.

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However, both Orlando and Keira did not reprise their respective roles in the 4th film. At that time, both actors expressed their desires to be involved in different films, revealing that “the storyline involving their characters had gone as far as it could”.

Considering how popular their characters were, the chances of them popping up in future films for cameo appearances are not completely impossible.

Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean
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When the studio announced Orlando’s return as Will, the crowd at the expo reportedly burst into cheers. However, The Huffington Post noted that Johnny Depp’s sudden appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow onstage might have also helped their enthusiasm.

Titled “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, the 5th film will be directed by Norwegian duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. The actors who are joining the film include Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, and Kaya Scodelario.

The plot is said to be centering on Captain Jack Sparrow, who finds himself in a mess as his old nemesis Captain Salazar is out to kill every pirate at sea – him included.

His only hope is finding the legendary Trident of Poseidon that will give its bearer total control over the seas.

As confirmed by Walt Disney Studios, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is scheduled for release on 7th July 2017, a month after the release of Pixar’s “Toy Story 4“.

SourceS: Huffington Post, ComingSoon.

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