Orlando Bloom has confirmed that there will be a fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, where the 38 year old will reprise his role as Will Turner. The news was revealed at the Disney D23 Expo on Saturday, after Bloom said he wasn’t sure on the part late last year.
Orlando was joined by Johnny Depp for the first three films, and he will also appear in the 2017 release. Johnny, 51, was seen returning to the Australia set in character as Captain Jack Sparrow in June. In December, there were rumours that Disney were in talks with Depp regarding his return to star in the forthcoming film but conclusions were that he wasn’t “entirely sure” on the work.
Depp has said that “I’m of course Davy Jones now, so I’m down the bottom of the ocean. It might be kind of fun to do something where I’m rumbling round the bottom of the ocean, because I won’t look anything like me. Get all gnarly“. For anyone who does not know, Davy Jones was of course the captain of the Flying Dutchman, played by Bill Nighy, who resembled an aquatic cocktail of limits, octopus and other slimy sea bits. It is expected that his storyline will centre on Will’s bond with his offspring, alongside Captain Jack Sparrow’s attempt to triumph against the deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis Captain Salazar.
Other actors thought to be making an appearance in the fifth film include British Skins‘ actress Kaya Scodelario, Eat Pray Love star Javier Bardem and Kings Of New York’s Stephen Graham. The film is currently in post-production, and therefore it is assumed that Orlando’s role is already complete because he has recently been promoting his latest project, Digging For Fire, which premiered this week.