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Yo ho, me hearties, the pirate’s life for me”
The first official trailer for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales dropped anchor on the 2nd of March, and has all of the over the top piracy and plundering you’ve come to expect from the franchise, and there are even a couple of new faces to freshen things up.
Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) is seeking his revenge against the pirate who killed him and his crew years prior, none other than Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
We have what appears to be an origins story being told for Salazar, and a little about Sparrow as well, as we are teleported back to a time when Salazar was still alive and Sparrow was just a teen on a pirate ship – the CGI on display to make Depp look 15 years of age on display here deserve any future visual effects award the movie might be up for alone!
Dead Men Tell No Tales is billed as being “the final adventure” meaning that, unless they stretch it out into a two-part movie, this is the last Pirates movie the world will ever see unless the almighty dollar has anything to say about it of course.
Dead Men Tell No Tales is being directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, adapted from a script by Jeff Nathanson.
It’ll star seminal actors such as the aforementioned Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbosa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and will also feature the return of Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swan.
However, added to the mix will be newcomers to the series Javier Bardem as the villainous Captain Salazar (who features some of the best CGI in the franchise history by the way) as well as young Australian actor Brenton Thwaites as Henry, and Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth.
If it is the last in the franchise series, I wonder why they’re introducing brand new characters. Hmm…
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be out in cinemas across Britain on the 26th of May 2017.
– James Wright, 06/03/17