The wait is over! The fifth adventure aboard Captain Jack Sparrow's ship of wonders and crew of misfits has finally been announced! Pirates of The Caribbean : Dead Man Tell No Tales is setting sail into theaters on May 26, 2017, giving the die-hard pirate fans just enough time to ponder over some pretty interesting theories. Care to hear one of mine?
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As a mega-fan of this beloved Walt Disney series, I've been fangirling over Pirates since I was 9 years old and experienced my first swashbuckling thrill during an elusive boat ride through the crazy town of thieves at Walt Disney World. Later, after I was allowed to watch the movies, I was instantly hooked and have been ever since!
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With a long, five years to prepare for this upcoming film, I've had plenty of time to speculate over what could've happened to my favorite character to exclude him from the fourth part in this epic series, On Stranger Tides (2011). However, instead of dwelling on that, I've come up with some pretty interesting theories as to what might happen in the film that Will Turner is confirmed to be starring in!
Returning to the crew in this greatly anticipated addition to the worldwide phenomenon, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom, ladies and gentlemen!) is reuniting with his long-time frenemy Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) for another round of adventure! We already know what Capt. Jack is searching for in the movie: treasure, gold, a trident used by Poseidon perhaps...or maybe just a lifetime supply of rum, but what could Will's gain from all of this be?
Brenton Thwaites (known for his spectacular performance in The Giver) is joining the cast to play a young man named Henry. It's been said that Henry's goal in the film is to find his long lost father who sails the seas beyond the world he knows. Sound familiar? In the third Pirates movie, At World's End, Jack and Will team together to defeat the dreaded Davy Jones, who is not only immortal but cursed as well. Will Turner, with some help from Jack Sparrow, stabbed the heart of Davy Jones and is now Captain of the Flying Dutchman. He's now the immortal pirate who ventures in and out of our world whenever he pleases but can't set foot on land but once every ten years.
If you will remember, at the end of the credits on At World's End, Will's fierce and feminine partner Elizabeth Swann was seen standing by the shore awaiting the return of her brave husband. Ten years had gone by in this scene and who stood by Elizabeth to meet his father? A little boy around the age of nine or ten.
In the 2017 film, I presume that Henry actually turns out to be Will Turner's son on a quest to find his father and the infamous pirate who died before becoming a captain. Hence the name Dead Man Tell No Tales.
But what of Elizabeth Swann? It's kind of hard to imagine Will Turner in action without Elizabeth by his side. The two of them have been a beautiful couple from the very beginning, but with Keira Knightley nowhere to be seen in Pirates of The Caribbean 5, it appears Elizabeth will continue to be absent from the saga. As a matter of fact, rumors have surfaced that Disney actually plans on killing Elizabeth Swann off, which would actually be an accurate plot twist to motivate young Henry into the pursuit of finding his missing father.
But never fear, other familiar faces are reappearing in the movie! Geoffrey Rush is returning as Hector Barbossa, former captain of the Black Pearl. Also, Kevin McNelly is returning, along with Martin Klebba and Stephen Graham to play other already-known characters. As for new members, The Maze Runner's Kaya Scodelario is coming in to play an unknown role and Javier Bardem will be playing the villainous Capt. Salazar!
Indeed, this project is going to be an event you won't soon forget. Jack Sparrow and Will Turner on the big screen again! I can hardly wait for all these theories and rumors to be put to rest with an official trailer. Is Henry actually Henry Turner? Is Elizabeth Swann really dead? Will the captain of the Flying Dutchman ever be reunited with his family? Is Jack Sparrow ever going to achieve what he's really after? Only time will tell!
Do you think Will Turner will come back?