'The Giver' Star Brenton Thwaites Joins 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'
Production on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is getting closer with a start date of February planned in Australia, and that means it's time for the cast to start surfacing. We already know Johnny Depp will be back as Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush is also returning as Captain Barbossa with rumblings of Ian McShane possibly being back in the mix as well. New cast members include Javier Bardem as the film's villain, Captain Brand, a ghost bent on revenge against Sparrow, whom he holds responsible for the death of his brother, and now The Wrap has added The Giver star Brenton Thwaites.
Details on Thwaites' character are sparse, but he'll be playing a British soldier named Henry. Maybe I'm reaching here, but Thwaites shares some prominent features with Orlando Bloom, who has also been rumored to re-enter the franchise as Will Turner again. Is there a chance that Thwaites could be playing some long-lost brother of Bloom's character? It's probably not out of the question, but it's hard to tell at this point with so little details known about the story. Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing the film which is set for release in July of 2017, so we've got plenty of time to hear more.