Heed this warning: By the time Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in May, the dead will have taken command of the sea, and only Johnny Depp’s franchise mascot Captain Jack Sparrow will have the power to bring balance back to the seven.
He won’t do so alone, of course, given Disney has recruited a star-studded ensemble comprised of old faces and new. Perhaps the one most likely to please fans is Geoffrey Rush’s Captain Barbossa – not to mention Jack the monkey – who seems to be fighting out of Sparrow’s corner once more. Setting aside old quarrels in the face of a common enemy, Sparrow, Barbossa and many more swashbuckling pirates will be squaring off against Captain Salazar, Javier Bardem’s fierce villain that has inexplicably clawed his way out of the Devil’s Triangle. What follows is a better quest for revenge as Salazar courts Jack Sparrow out of hiding and Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) and Henry (Brenton Thwaites) are just two of the characters set to get caught up in the crossfire.
In classic Pirates fashion, Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning’s maritime adventure finds Depp’s anti-hero on the hunt for the Poseidon’s trident, a fantastical artifact that may hold the key to banishing Salazar and his undead army once and for all. All five of those principal characters feature on today’s new round of posters, which come to us by way of Entertainment Weekly.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is booked in for a theatrical release on May 26th and is by no means the only soft reboot cramming up the pipeline, what with Transformers: The Last Knight also barrelling down on its own summer release window. Expect Michael Bay’s final (?) entry into the series to open on June 23rd.