Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Not The End Of The Franchise; Orlando Bloom Says Sixth Movie Still Possible

By Diane Samson | 2 years ago
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Not The End Of The Franchise; Orlando Bloom Says Sixth Movie Still Possible
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It might not be the end of the story of Captain Jack Sparrow after all. According to Orlando Bloom, there are still plans to make another movie after the release of Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

End of the Line?

The trailer of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales warned that the adventure of Captain Jack Sparrow is about to come to an end. The notorious pirate played by Johnny Depp has been sailing the seven seas for over ten years and the last movie was released six years ago.

It just makes sense that after five movies, Depp will want to exit the movie franchise and explore other projects. Recently, he appeared in Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and he is expected to play a bigger role in the still-untitled sequel. He is also rumored to be in talks to star in The Invisible Man as part of the larger Universal Monster Universe.

However, fans should not worry about saying goodbye to the beloved pirate in the upcoming movie. According to Bloom, the studio might be planning on making another movie after Dead Men Tell No Tales.

“I do think they’d like to do one more,” he told Total Film Magazine (via Metro). “It was alluded to me that there would be room for something else. But let’s see.”

The publication also asked him whether fans wants to see more installments of the franchise. He recounted a sweet story that happened to him and his son inside a toy store. “The first thing my son wanted when we went to the Lego store was not a spaceship but a pirate ship,” he remembered.

While the franchise has been largely successful, the fourth installment was a bit of a disappointment. Stranger Tides ended its theatrical run with a $1.04 billion gross with $800 million coming from the international market. However, critics were not as impressed with the movie.

Now in Dead Men Tell No Tales, directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg introduced two new protagonists, brought back old friends and cast a terrifying villain who is willing to chase Jack Sparrow in all four corners of the Seven Seas. It is expected to crush its competitors at the box office.

Orlando Bloom in Dead Men Tell No Tales and Beyond

Bloom and co-star Keira Knightley were noticeably absent from Stranger Tides, but they will reappear in Dead Men Tell No Tales. 

How they will figure into the story of Jack Sparrow remains to be seen, but Bloom himself let it slip that he will not take up much screentime. He divulged in The Grahan Norton Show that his son desperately wants to see him in the upcoming movie. “I’m not in it much but I don’t care that I just bookend it,” he stated.

Knightley also appeared briefly in an international television spot for the new movie.

Going Back To the Start

There is a reason why Ronning and Sandberg brought Jack’s old crew back to the new movie despite their departure in At World’s End. The two directors are trying to recapture the fun and adventure that the first Pirates of the Caribbean introduced to the silver screen.

And Bloom assured that Dead Men Tell No Tales was able to capture the “simplicity and charm” of Curse of the Black Pearl released in 2001.

” I’ve seen the film and it’s fantastic,” the actor revealed.”Really entertaining.”

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell No Tales also stars Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth and Brenton Thwaites as Henry. The two new characters will cross paths with Jack Sparrow and be whisked off to an adventure of a lifetime across the Seven Seas. The movie will  hit the big screen on May 26.

Also Read: Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Co-Director Explains How New Movie Will Be Different From Predecessors

Photo Source: Facebook/Pirates of the Caribbean

About the author

Diane Samson is a graduate of Literature. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies and television shows. She joined MNG in February 2016.