Where were you in 2011, the last time we saw Captain Jack Sparrow and company doing pirate stuff on the big screen to the tune of a billion dollars? Chances are you can't answer that. That was a very long time ago. And yet, here we are, five cruel years later, gearing up for another Pirates of the Caribbean sequel with the very pirate-y title of Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The first trailer for the fifth film in the blockbuster Disney franchise somehow based on a theme park attraction gives Pirates of the Caribbean fans a glimpse at Javier Bardem as the hella creepy Captain Salazar. Salazar, it seems, is on the hunt for Captain Jack Sparrow. "Find Sparrow for me and relay a message from Captain Salazar," he tells Henry (Brenton Thwaites). "Tell him death will come straight for him."
Johnny Depp will once again be leading the pirate-y proceedings as Captain Jack Sparrow, with Orlando Bloom making everyone forget about that whole paddle board thing by reprising his role as Will Turner. Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario, and Kevin McNally are also aboard for directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg's take on the franchise.
As previously reported, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will also feature some sort of appearance from none other than Sir Paul McCartney. McCartney's super (not so) secret cameo was added after production had wrapped on the hotly anticipated sequel, Deadlinereported in March. The "extra big set-piece scene" is said to be built around McCartney, who's previously rocked starring roles in Beatles movies like A Hard Day's Night and Help.
Though he's mysteriously absent from the first Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer, Depp has been anything but absent from headlines this year. Weeks after reaching a divorce agreement with Amber Heard in which the actress agreed to drop her requested domestic violence restraining order, Entertainment Weeklyreported that Depp's movie about the deaths of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. had been picked up by Open Road Films.Labyrinth, starring Depp as the late LAPD detective Russell Poole, is based on Randall Sullivan's 2003 book of the same name.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters May 26, 2017.