On the heels of yesterday’s casting story for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, another interesting tidbit about the high seas franchise has emerged as series star Orlando Bloom (who has previously revealed there are talks he could return) has offered up that the next entry could serve as a reboot.
“I’m not entirely sure that [I’ll be back] just yet, but there are talks,” he tells IGN. “Basically they want to reboot the whole franchise, I think, and do something with me and the relationship with my son… I’m of course Davey 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. [Gestures to face] Get all gnarly.”
Should he return, Bloom will join newcomer Brenton Thwaites along with Johnny Depp, reprising his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush, returning as Captain Barbossa, and Javier Bardem, debuting as the film’s villain, Captain Brand.
Although full plot details are not yet available, the film is said to see Brand as a ghost hellbent on getting revenge against Sparrow, blaming the rake for the death of his brother.
The most recent chapter in the highly successful franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, was released in the summer of 2011 and grossed more than one billion dollars at the worldwide box office.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set for a Queensland, Australia production. Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will direct with Jerry Bruckheimer back to produce. Look for it to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.