‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Rumors: Is The Franchise Getting A Reboot? Or Is It Going The Retcon Way?

By Meghna Subhedhar | 1 year ago
‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Rumors: Is The Franchise Getting A Reboot? Or Is It Going The Retcon Way?

New updates on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel seem pointing to the fact that the franchise might get into retcon mode in the new feature film. Some fans are also whispering about a possible reboot. Read on to know more details.

The new movie in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series is going to have a story that is going to reboot the story’s direction, reports Master Herald. It will also feature Brenton Thwaites, playing the role of Henry who is Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan’s son. The film will portray the events that happen 20 years after the third movie in the franchise. So the new movie, “Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Men Tell No Tales” will pick up the story where the third film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” left off.


Orlando Bloom is all set to reprise his role as Will Turner and Johnny Depp will be playing Jack Sparrow as usual. If the new report by the Master Herald is to be believed, Keira Knightley is not going to reprise her role in the film.

Strangely enough, the story will revolve around Brenton Thwaites as Henry, who is looking for his father, Will Turner, who has now surprisingly changed into Davy Jones. He doesn’t look anything like Will Turner and is in the same sort of predicament that Bill Nighy’s Davy Jones was in the second and the third parts of the story. And that means, he is going to have a sea creature on his face too.

The new movie is likely to put a new spin on the events depicted in the other movies of the series. It might even show retro-continuity in the plot and explain some of the ideas proposed in the other four movies. We just hope that the fifth installment doesn’t turn out to be a dud. After all, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

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