Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is officially beginning production without the Orlando Bloom return we were teased with. (Probably a good decision on his end.) Casting for the fifth film in the franchise includes Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Golshifteh Farahani (a rare non-white actor from Exodus), and Geoffrey Rush.
Disney also released a plot summary for the superfluous film:
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea, including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
Dead Men Tell No Tales will release July 7, 2017.