Orlando Bloom Confirmed For Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

Disney boss makes the announcement at D23

Orlando Bloom Confirmed For Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

by James White |
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With Disney returning to its billion-dollar franchise for another dip into the Pirates Of The Caribbean, rumours – spurred by the actor himself– surfaced last year that Orlando Bloom would return as Will Turner in Dead Men Tell No Tales. Now, as confirmed by Disney boss Alan Horn at D23 on Saturday, he will indeed be back.

Quite what he’ll be up to (or down to, given that he replaced Davy Jones as Captain of the Flying Dutchman in At World’s End) has yet to be revealed, but it points to the Pirates crew looking to stoke a little nostalgia for Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth outing for the franchise.

Filming recently wrapped in Australia with Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning directing and Johnny Depp back once again as Captain Jack Sparrow. New this time? Javier Bardem as the ghostly Captain Salazar, Brenton Thwaites as the heroic Henry, and The Maze Runner’s Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smith, described in today’s presentation as a scientist.

Captain Jack this time has to track down the legendary Trident of Poseidon, which affords anyone who wields it total mastery over the seas. He’ll need it, too, with Salazar and his spooky crew on his tail.

Talking of the good drunk Captain, Depp turned up on stage at the event in character as Jack, stumbling over his lines, wondering who this “Johnny Depp” was, disbelieving that such as place as “Anaheim” existed and throwing grapes into the audience. As you do. **Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales **will be out in the UK on July 7, 2017.

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