Amid last night’s Super Bowl trailer bonanza, Disney conjured up a suitably swashbuckling new promo for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, one in which Johnny Depp’s inimitable Captain Jack Sparrow stepped out of his self-imposed exile – and not a moment too soon.
For in Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg’s upcoming sequel, Sparrow will find himself between the crosshairs of Captain Salazer, a ghastly pirate who breaks free from the Devil’s Triangle – a sort of supernatural prison on the high seas. With an undead army in tow, Javier Bardem’s ruthless and downright grotesque baddie is hellbent on killing every pirate in sight, and up above you’ll see Salazer’s scorched Earth approach take into effect.
Featuring much of the same footage seen in last night’s Super Bowl promo, there’s not an awful lot of new material to mine in the extended TV spot above, but we do get another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it peek at the undead Will Turner, Orlando Bloom’s franchise stalwart and the newfound captain of the Flying Dutchman. Will Disney’s blockbuster sequel (franchise revival?) lend Turner the chance to break the curse? Time will tell.
Also on board for Dead Men Tell No Tales are Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as the irreverent Captain Hector Barbossa. Barbossa also features in a series of new pictures for Rønning and Sandberg’s follow-up, which you can peruse via the gallery below.
Avast, matey! Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will set sail into theaters on May 26th.
“Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.’ The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazer (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack.
“Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Benton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifull small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.”