New Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge Trailer Explores the Villain

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

by James White |
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Given that the latest Pirates Of The Caribbean adventure is called Salazar's Revenge after Javier Bardem's antagonist in the UK, you might expect to learn more about the rage-filled supernatural sailor. And indeed you do in this new trailer for the movie.

Turns out Captain Salazar and Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow have a past, and it's not that Sparrow owes Salazar $3 million for a scarf or something like that. No, in life, Salazar was dedicated to wiping out pirates until a young Sparrow (Depp, given a quick coat of de-aging magic with the CGI brush) took him down and left him for dead. Now he's undead, bristling with fury and ready for vengeance.

Jack, down on his luck as usual, must find the legendary Trident of Poseidon and will need the help of headstrong young sailor Henry (Brenton Thwaites) and smart, daring astronomer Carina (Kaya Scodelario). We're promised the usual spectacle (zombie sharks!), this time wrangled by Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg.

No reason has yet been given for why the name was switched from the US title (Dead Men Tell No Tales), though perhaps in a mirror of the Zootopia/Zootropolis situation, there was a European theme park with the moniker already out there (Decomposing fun! Terrify the kids!). Whatever the reason, Salazar's Revenge will sail into UK cinemas on 26 May.

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