Pirates of the Caribbean is pushing forward with the series’ fifth installment that will officially be called “Dead Men Tell No Tales”. It is confirmed that Johnny Depp will be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa. Javier Bardem will join the cast as Captain Salazar, who is the films antagonist. Here is the official synopsis for the movie.
“Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (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.”
Hopefully the series can see a bounce back to its former greatness with this film and not continue to drive the Pirates of the Caribbean legacy further into the ground to make money. The film is currently scheduled for a July 7, 2017 summer release, which is way off into the future, but could be moved up to a release next year if everything runs smoothly.