'The Giver' Star Brenton Thwaites Joins 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

November 21, 2014
Source: The Wrap

Brenton Thwaites

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.

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Whatever they do, I'm sure I'll enjoy it. They were all a lot of fun. One of my favourite moments of the series was in the last one, when Jack and Barbossa were tied to the trees.

OfficialJab on Nov 21, 2014


Really interested to see where this film will go 🙂

Tuomas Lassila on Nov 21, 2014


Poop...I don't need more kids in films. They are so hard to make work in films.

DAVIDPD on Nov 21, 2014


@Ethan Anderton - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales already has a full theatrical release date which is July 7th 2017.

Sean on Nov 22, 2014


I hate the Pirates movies but Damn Brenton Thwaites is a good actor so far. Good pic of him above too sheesh

SkyNet300 on Nov 23, 2014

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