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It’s not due in theaters for two more years, but we’re already being shown that life for Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow hasn’t changed much in the upcoming fifth edition of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales. The previous film, On Stranger Tides, made serious bank at the box office, so Disney pushed on with a chapter five even though I doubt you can find anyone who can recount with any reliability the plot of Jack Sparrow’s last adventure. Of course, it’s not like it matters because money talks and Pirates 5 is currently in production, which brings us to the below photo of Johnny Depp back in Captain Jack form, and getting into trouble with fellow pirates (as always).

Couresty of producer Jerry Bruckheimer‘s Twitter account, it looks like Captain Jack is, ahem, all tied up at the moment.

He looks so sad. Is this the untimely end of Captain Jack? I doubt it.

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What trouble, precisely, that Captain Jack finds himself in with Dead Men Tell No Tales is still unknown. The plot of the film, which is being directed by Kon-Tiki filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, finds Jack being plagued by his old nemesis Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his crew of “ghost pirates” who have recently escaped the Bermuda Triangle. The MacGuffin in the Trident of Poseidon, and Jack’s other nemesis Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and firstmate Gibbs (Kevin McNally) will be joining Depp for this new high seas adventure. Rumors have persisted that Orlando Bloom might return from the original trilogy, but like a re-appearance by Jack’s fellow pirate and love interest Angelica (Penélope Cruz), there’s no confirmation on that yet.

Pirates 5 is currently filming in Australia, where lucrative tax incentives make big budget Hollywood filmmaking make franchise pictures *slightly* cheaper to make. But as Disney spends on another Captain Jack adventure, the question must be asked if the journey will be worth it again fifth time around. Can Rønning and Sandberg help Depp find the magic of the role again, or are we looking at another two-and-a-half hours of mugging and CGI overload of the senses? Not that small concerns about artistic integrity and creative challenges matter when Disney can make over a billion dollars while winning just 33 per cent critical favor on Rotten Tomatoes. (On the other hand, CinemaScore, which rates films according to audience feedback, gave On Stranger Tides a B+.) Whatever way it goes, we still have a long wait to see Dead Man Tell No Tales flicker before our eyes.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be in theaters everywhere on July 7, 2017.

Source: Cinema Blend

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