Kaya Scodelario Talks Going Back to Basics for Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 actress talks about the film, her character

You won’t get to see the fifth adventure of Captain Jack Sparrow on the big screen for almost two more years, but the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is still on the horizon. The film will not only see the return of several key players from the franchise, but also some brand new faces. One of those faces will be The Maze Runner star Kaya Scodelario, who recently spoke with Digital Spy about the upcoming film, saying it feels more like the first film in the franchise.

“It [does have] a lot more of the first movie, that’s what they wanted to bring it back to,” the actress said. “[The producers] want to take it back to the beginning again. They wanted it to have this epic journey, and for it to make sense, and for it to tie things up, and also lead to new storylines.”

Scodelario also revealed more about her character, Carina Smyth, and the treasure that she’s seeking out in the film.

“[Carina] is an astronomer, and she is an academic. She’s fighting for the right to study at university, because women couldn’t at that time…So she’s on her own journey – looking for the trident of Poseidon – and she has a diary with clues, and she encounters Jack Sparrow along the way, and he messes everything up. As he does. And it’s fun!”

Directed by Norwegian filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will, as previously announced, also feature the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbosa. They’re joined by Academy Award winner Javier Bardem, who plays the central antagonist, Captain Salazar. Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver) also plays another new character named Henry. 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will debut in theaters on July 7, 2017.

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