‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Might Be a Soft Reboot
According to actor Orlando Bloom, who played the character Will Turner for the earlier 3 installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Disney might opt for a soft reboot of the franchise in the 5th installment, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” To find out why, read on.
“I’m not entirely sure that [I’ll be back] just yet, but there are talks, basically they want to reboot the whole franchise, I think, and do something with me and the relationship with my son,” said the 37 year old Bloom in an interview with IGN.
Based on Bloom’s statement, it seems pretty unclear how hard Disney would be able to reboot the franchise, as the studio seemingly won’t be able to make drastic changes within the pic, considering the fact that Bloom, who might potentially re-appear as Turner, who has already established his character in the continuity of Pirates of the Caribbean.
"I’m of course Davey Jones now, so I’m down the bottom of the ocean. It might be kind of fun to do something where I’m rumbling round the bottom of the ocean, because I won’t look anything like me” adds Bloom.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is set to begin its five-month shoot in Australia next year for a theatrical release on July 7, 2017. "Dead Men Tell No Tales" will be directed by "Kon-Tiki" helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. It will see the return of Johnny Depp as he reprises his role as the iconic Jack Sparrow. Geoffrey Rush is rumored to return as Hector Barbossa.
The previous "Pirates of the Caribbean" installment, “Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides” grossed a worldwide total of $1,045,713,802, $241,071,802 in North American territories and $804,642,000 in other countries, breaking many box office records upon its release and becoming the second most successful installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series, fourth highest grossing Disney feature, highest grossing fourth film in a franchise and third highest grossing film in 2011 and 13th highest-grossing film of all time worldwide.
Rumor has it that “Skyfall” star Javier Bardem is set to play the pic’s main baddie, which is described as "a ghost captain who blames Sparrow for the death of his brother who is on search for a supernatural object to aid him." Along with Bardem is an undisclosed role which has not been cast yet. The role will see a love interest for Sparrow, a woman accused of being a witch.
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