Much of the advertising for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Men Tell No Tales has been conspicuous by the absence of Jack Sparrow. Sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow. Despite billions of dollars in the bank, it seems that Disney is keenly aware that Johnny Depp‘s schtick as the world’s best (or luckiest) pirate has worn a little thin, which is why the focus has seemed to fall on Javier Bardem‘s villainous Captain Salazar, who has a little history with Capt’n Jack that’s about to catch up to the both of them. In the new trailer, that history is given a little more light as “The Final Adventure” (?) begins.
So let us now flashback to when Jack Sparrow found his magical compass and led a dedicated Spanish sea captain to his doom…
So we’re kind of loving Bardem as the villain right? He certainly seems to have a legit beef with Jack Sparrow, which adds an interesting new dimension to the action because the trailer does play it as kind of malicious what Jack did to him, and if you were cursed to be some kind of ocean ghost/undead thing, you would be pissed too. Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario as Jack’s new sidekicks are also introduced here, but they don’t leave much of an impression. One interesting thing that was missing though is the imminent return of Orlando Bloom. Where is the old Bloom-meister? He’s going to be in the film, right?
Kon-Tiki filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are behind the film, the plot for which is described thusly:
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow 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.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Men Tell No Tales will be in theatres everywhere on May 26.