Whenever people hear the title "Pirates of the Caribbean," the first figure that comes to mind is always the eccentric yet appealing Captain Jack Sparrow brought to life by Johnny Depp's iconic acting skills. Sadly, fans may see the last of him in the latest installment, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."
According to reports, the fifth film may very well be the last for Depp's character. Rumors have been flying around shifting the focus to a younger generation, specifically Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) and Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario).
Unconfirmed reports say that the story will be emphasizing more on the love story between Henry and Carina, whereas the fifth film will act as a springboard to introduce the two, making them the face of the franchise when Depp leaves. The rumors caught more fire after speculations were heard that Sparrow and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) will only be having few air times and will assume supporting roles.
Considering these are still yet to be proven, it will be wise to take it with a grain of salt. It has successfully created a buzz for the film, though, making viewers anticipate what is to happen to the beloved pirate captain.
The cast will, of course, be joined by both new and returning characters. Kevin McNally returns as Jack Sparrow's sidekick Gibbs, and no "Pirates" movie will be complete without the rival/friend to Jack and captain of the Black Pearl, Barbossa, played by Geoffrey Rush. The cast faces a new threat in the person of the Spanish actor Javier Bardem assuming the role of Captain Salazar, reports reveal.
The synopsis talks about Captain Jack Sparrow facing one of the most menacing villains he will ever meet, Captain Salazar. Along with his ghastly crew, Captain Salazar wishes to seek revenge for the death of his brother, which he believes was Sparrow's doing. In order to survive the ordeal, Jack needs to seek out the Trident of Poseidon, which brings him to an unlikely alliance with Carina Smyth, a determined astronomer.
Meanwhile, reports reveal that the film will be taking on a different name in other parts of the globe. Audiences in the United Kingdom will get to know the movie as "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge," while it will be dubbed as "Pirates of the Caribbean: Revenge of Salazar" in France, Italy, and Spain.
Nonetheless, the fifth installment to the Pirates saga makes a swashbuckling action into cinemas by May 26, 2017.