Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Japanese Trailer Confirms The Return Of A Familiar Face

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We are, at the time of writing, little over a month out from the theatrical release of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. And if Disney was trying to keep Keira Knightley’s involvement under wraps, the new, Japanese trailer for Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning’s maritime adventure has arrived to spoil the surprise.

It isn’t the only Pirates 5 promo to surface online today, either, as below you’ll find a pair of TV spots designed to spotlight both the zany humor of Dead Men Tell No Tales – it’s Jack Sparrow being Jack Sparrow, essentially – and Captain Salazar, a character that is, for all intents and purposes, the harbinger of death.

Leading an army of undead pirates, Javier Bardem’s formidable villain has a bone to pick with Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack, after the latter doomed him to the murky depths of the Devil’s Triangle. Once he inevitably breaks free, Sparrow is forced to call upon old friends and new allies, one of which is Henry (Brenton Thwaites), the son of William Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann. The fact that Henry is set to play a relatively major role in Dead Men Tell No Tales certainly explains why the Mouse House decided to bring back Knightley after a decade spent on the sidelines, and we’re intrigued to see how Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning balance the old with the new in a few weeks’ time.

Speaking of which, Trailer Track is reporting that a five-minute preview of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will screen before James Gunn’s Guardians 2. It’s said to be an extensive escape scene featuring Jack Sparrow, and we’ll keep you posted should Disney post said clip online.

Billed as Jack Sparrow’s final adventure – don’t take that moniker too seriously, though, given Disney’s swashbuckling adventures tend to do gangbusters at the worldwide box office – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be with us on May 26th. It’ll cap off a busy, busy month for Hollywood tentpoles, what with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Ridley Scott’s prequel-sequel Alien: Covenant also due to arrive in the next four-to-five weeks.