Wednesday, February 18, 2015

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales' News & Updates

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales is under production and plot details have been released. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) battles ghost pirates, led by an old nemesis, Captain Salazar (or possibly Captain Brand is his name), played by Javier Bardem (who was the most excellent villain Silva in Skyfall). Salazar has a rather interesting back story: he has escaped from the Devil's Triangle (like the Bermuda Triangle, maybe?) and is "dead set" on killing every living pirate. In order to escape a fate damnation (again), Captain Jack Sparrow must seek out the legendary Poseidon's Trident, Whoever holds Poseidon's Trident (which we learned in the last Wrath Of the Titans) has total control over the seas. The great Geoffrey Rush (who plays Barbossa) will be returning as will Kevin McNally (Gibbs) and Steven Graham (Scrum) while Brendan Thwaites will be introduced as Henry.
Now, the rumor is,....
Two pictures of the stages released: the top image is of a village in Queensland, Australia, being built for the film, and the bottom is part of a boat going into the film, possibly the Black Pearl?
Orlando Bloom will be returning to this episode (as Will Turner/Davy Jones) in a major plot twist involving the son of Will Turner, which may be the role Brandon Thwaites will be occupying as Henry. Speaking of Javier Bardem, his wife, Penelope Cruz was in the last Pirates film, On Stranger Tides; will she be playing a role in the latest (she was stuck on the beach, then the Jack Sparrow voodoo doll washed up on shore)? Mrs. Bardem, recently voted Esquire's Sexiest Woman of 2014, was supposed to have been the "oldest" Bond girl ever, but for some reason ended up not being in the new James Bond film, Spectre. But, this leads us to another question,...
Bardem, on the left, Bloom in the middle and Brandon Thwaites on the right. Jeff Nathanson penned the final screenplay, so, since Nathanson also did Catch M e If You Can and Tower Heist, we can say this will most likely be a pro-socialist film, with Bardem's character playing a kind of "reincarnated" version of a capitalist figure. 
Sam Claflin, now much better known as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games, was last seen in Pirates 4 in the arms of a mermaid, swimming off towards her,... lair? They were supposed to have been a major part of the plot for the fifth installment, but so far, no word on either character. Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released July 7, 2017.
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