It’s here! Walt Disney Pictures has finally released the first trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” during “Fear the Walking Dead” season 2 finale.
The 5th instalment to the well-loved Disney franchise is directed by Norwegian filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim, with Jerry Bruckheimer as producer. Penned by Jeff Nathanson (from “Catch Me If You Can”), the film also features the return of Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, who turned into Captain of the Flying Dutchman in “At World’s End”.
Starring Johnny Depp, the upcoming pirate film will see a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow facing his old rival, the terrifying Captain Salazar (played by Javier Bardem), who escaped the Devil’s Triangle along with his ghost pirates. 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.
The 2-minute-long trailer shows little but fans are finally able to get a picture of how Captain Salazar and Will Turner’s teenage son, Henry Turner (played by Brenton Thwaites) looks like. Sadly, the trailer doesn’t show Captain Jack 🙁
Watch the trailer below:
UPDATE (6th January, 11am):
The synopsis for Jack Sparrow’s upcoming adventure has arrived!
The new official plot summary, which was released online by Disney, reveals new characters information and the reason why the Trident of Poseidon is so important to Sparrow.
“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 ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazer (played by Javier Bardem), 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, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (played by Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), 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.”
Slated for release on 26th May 2017, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barboss, and Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs.