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With the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, heading to theaters in a just a matter of weeks, die-hard fans are waiting patiently for any scrap of new footage or information to surface. And now, a newly released featurette on the film may have answered their prayers!

A brand new video which contains both footage and behind-the-scenes clips from the film has confirmed the long held theory that Brenton Thwaite's character is indeed the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley).

Until the featurette release, Thwaite's character had been referred to only by his first name, Henry, but his full name, Henry Tuner is proudly on show:

Henry Turner confirmed! [Credit: Walt Disney Studios]
Henry Turner confirmed! [Credit: Walt Disney Studios]

Henry has been described in the film's synopsis as "a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy" whom Jack forges an alliance with in order to find the Trident of Poseidon and therefore survive the evil Captain Salazar and his army of undead.

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And although this is the first time that Henry has been confirmed as Will and Elizabeth's son, Dead Men Tell No Tales it isn't the first time the character has appeared in a Pirates of the Caribbean film. Way back at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Elizabeth and her son watch as Will returns aboard the Dutchman.

Henry and Elizabeth at the end of Pirates 3 [Credit: Walt Disney Studios]
Henry and Elizabeth at the end of Pirates 3 [Credit: Walt Disney Studios]

And lucky for us aspiring buccaneers, Henry isn't the only member of the Turner family set to appear in Dead Men Tell No Tales, with Will Turner seemingly having made the transition into his father, a.k.a Barnacle Bill when we saw his quick appearance during the Superbowl trailer for the film.

Will Turner in Dead Men Tell No Tales [Credit: Walt Disney Studios]
Will Turner in Dead Men Tell No Tales [Credit: Walt Disney Studios]

Given the last time we saw Henry he was just a child and the last time we saw Will he was rather more fresh-faced — albeit stuck serving as captain of the Flying Dutchman — I'd say we have a lot of catching up to do with the Turner family, though unfortunately we'll have to wait until May 26 to do so.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge hits theaters on May 26

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