First Look: Johnny Depp All Tied Up in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'
by Ethan Anderton
April 21, 2015
There has been a pause in production for a little while after Johnny Depp sustained a hand injury, but Disney still has Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on track for release a couple summers from now on July 7th, 2017. And even though Depp has been out of commission for a little but, enough was shot for Disney to begin teasing the film pretty early out with the first photo from the fifth installment of the high seas adventure series. Depp is the only recognizable actor in the picture, and he's wearing one of his signature goofy looks as Captain Jack Sparrow, who has found himself in some trouble.
Here's the first look at Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales from Disney:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki) and written by Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can, Rush Hour 3, Tower Heist). A down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier 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. Walt Disney will release the film in the summer on July 7th, 2017.
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
there's no end to the fun you can have with these characters...it would just be nice if they did a better job of it.
Jon Odishaw on Apr 21, 2015
Agreed - though I thought At World's End lost the plot a little, On Stranger Tides dropped the ball completely. Love the characters and the acting is OTT goodness, it needs better direction.
Steven on Apr 21, 2015
That's cause Rob Marshall can't do shit unless it's a musical.
digifruitella on Apr 21, 2015
Looking back I think one big mistake they made was getting rid of Jack Davenport's character (Commodore Norrington). After Bloom and Knightly left you still need someone to offset the Captain Jackiness, to have the Will Turner-esque straight man's role to set up Depp's scene-stealing (also for the audience to experience this new world along side of: exposition). Plus, him and Depp already had great chemistry, I would have loved to see that dynamic explored more and he was already set up with a great pirate lore backstory: a former Commodore that became a pirate. Having Norrington as the straight man let's Jack, Gibbs, Barbosa and the others all be themselves rascal, crusty seaman, flowery cut throat and eliminates the need for temporary protagonists like the priest in love with the mermaid. Jack has basically devolved into the do-gooder he used to make fun of because he has to fulfill the role of protagonist hero instead of being the grimy guy who might be okay like he began as. If he was still alive the do-good stuff could be left to Norrington and Jack could still have his edge. Plus, you'd get the fun of maybe Jack corrupting Norrington.
si1ver on Apr 21, 2015
I know this is an old thread, but I agree too. Jack Davenport was pretty brilliant in P1. Impeccable, droll, decent, he was such a wonderful counterpoint to the pirate grunge. P2, IMO they botched the story arc for his character. P3, he's given hardly ANY screen time in that CGI headache of a movie. I too wish they had made better use of Davenport, kept Norrington at the center of the narrative. I didn't even bother with P4.
JWarner on Nov 21, 2015
I loved Kon-Tiki i have faith in the new directors
Guest on Apr 21, 2015
I just wish these movies came out more often.
OfficialJab on Apr 21, 2015
I have faith in this being far better than the previous film. Mostly because of my two fellow countrymen behind the camera. Kon-Tiki and Max Manus are great films.
Nielsen700 on Apr 21, 2015
Living in AMERICA!!!~
DAVIDPD on Apr 21, 2015
These are fun movies. I just wish the last one had a better written part for Ian McShane, totally wasted his talent. Hopefully this will be better. And I damn sure hope Geoffrey Rush is back. Love that dude.
grimjob on Apr 21, 2015
No, His talent wasn't wasted. He played a great Blackbeard! Yes, Geoffrey Rush is back for Pirates 5.
Sean on Apr 23, 2015
I think he did fine, its just that I didn't think his part was written very well. McShane is one of my favorites, and he should have been given more room.
grimjob on Apr 23, 2015
Willy Billy on Apr 21, 2015
My Jack, you seem to be in a... TIGHT SPOT! *ba dum tsssh*
Tuomas Lassila on Apr 21, 2015
The "I've been in 5 of these Pirates movies now?!" look.
Wafffles on Apr 22, 2015
The movies are not that good, but they fun....sign me up.
Brian Sleider on Apr 22, 2015
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