Video: Javier Bardem on Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Salazar

Javier Bardem plays the villainous Captain Salazar in this weekend’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

This Friday, Walt Disney Pictures invites audiences to return to the world of Pirates of the Caribbean with the franchise’s fifth big screen installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales! This time, Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow is facing off against a foe from his past, the ghostly Captain Salazar. Stepping into the role of Captain Salazar is none other than Javier Bardem and CS is thrilled to kick off our Pirates video interviews with the Academy Award winner. Check out his thoughts on playing his third major villain and his explanation for why Dead Men Tell No Tales was a dream come true.

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Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all new Pirates movie. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifull small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Directed by Norwegian filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will debut in theaters this Friday, May 26. We will soon have more video interviews with the film’s cast and crew on the way, so check back for more from the world of Pirates!