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It's been a decade since sailed into view as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. Even though he staggered around over the course of four movies like Keith Richards after one too many Cuba Libres, I was happier than a drunken pirate in Tortuga when it was announced he'd be wearing his infamous tricorn hat again in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The script for the fifth installment is underway, but Depp is landlocked until he finishes shooting Transcendence and Black Mass this year. Shiver me timbers! That means that we won't be seeing Pirates 5 until sometime in 2015.

The Black Pear will set sail again, but the wait has me screaming like a siren. Until the salty tears pass, I thought we could fill the Captain Jack-shaped void in our lives with some good ol' speculation. The Pirates of the Caribbean series has seen loads of mythical creatures and terrifying monsters, over the last decade with Jack battling everything from the Kraken to blood-thirsty skeletons. With that in mind, I've compiled a list of the Top 5 Badass Beasts that I would like to to see Jack Sparrow go toe-to-toe with in his next adventure on the high seas. Thar she blows!


Despite having an unpronounceable name, Jörmungandr is a seriously badass mofo. Taking the form of a giant serpent that is able to surround the entire Earth, Jörmungandr is the son of Norse god Loki and the sworn enemy of Thor. Perhaps Jack Sparrow could get help from the Avengers if it all gets a bit out of hand.


Originating in the Caribbean, Jumbees are spirits and demons controlled by Voodoo practitioners. They have the ability to possess people and make them do very bad things, such as making them buy bad albums via Bieber fever. Luckily, there are ways to prevent Jumbee encounters, including walking home backwards which prevents them from following you. Apparently, they also love to untie knots so leaving a rope outside your door is also helpful. Fascinating.


Megalodons are scary for two reasons: First, they're giant sharks. And sharks by their very nature are animals not to be trifled with, especially giant ones. Secondly, they actually existed and were eating dinosaurs' faces around 28 million years ago. Jack Sparrow would probably need a bigger boat if he were to go up against these monstrous creatures.


Turtles aren't normally associated with being particularly terrifying, but then again most turtles aren't the size of an entire island. Aspidochelone lures sailors onto it's fertile and lush green back before plunging to the depths of the ocean drowning all on board. If this giant badass had been riding the EAC, Finding Nemo would have been a very different movie.


Scylla has a taste for eating sailors who cross her path, making her someone you really don't want to mess with. She isn't the most attractive monster either, described as having twelve octopus-like legs, the tail of a cat, and the ferocious biting heads of six wolves around her waist.

Which badass beast would you like to see in Pirates of the Caribbean 5? Let me know your pick in the comments below.


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