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(Warning: The following article contains an official synopsis for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and thus some mild plot SPOILERS. Proceed with whatever level of caution the wind blows your way...)

Now, with the franchise edging ever closer to returning to the big screen this coming May, it's perhaps not all that surprising that key plot details from the -starring movie are beginning to find their way onto the internet. After all, it's an eagerly anticipated movie, and the internet - eventually - knows all things. Or, at least, tends to take a stab at pretending to, irrespective.

In this instance, however, it seems that the web really has come up with some new information for us, seeing as:

Jack Sparrow's New Ship In 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' Finally Has A Name

'Pirates of the Caribbean' [Credit: Disney]
'Pirates of the Caribbean' [Credit: Disney]

The Black Pearl, y'see, may currently be in a distinctly miniaturized state, but that apparently won't stop Depp's Captain from moving on to... an only slightly larger model. Y'see, according to the newly updated official plot synopsis for - subtitled Dead Men Tell No Tales - Cap'n Jack will be in possession of a brand new ship. One that, even if it tried really hard, couldn't have a much more dispiriting name:

"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 Salazar (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 (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 pitifully 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."

Yup, that's right. Jack Sparrow's new ship is going to be called... The Dying Gull.

We can only assume that The Sinking Tub was already taken.

What do you reckon, though? What sort of trouble do you think Cap'n Jack is going to get up to with The Dying Gull? Let us know below!



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