It’s almost time to set off on another adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow! Empire Magazine has revealed an awesome new look at Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales with an image showing Johnny Depp’s iconic Pirate alongside Geoffrey Rush who is once again returning as Captain Barbossa.
Check out the new image below!
The UK-based magazine also revealed a new interview with Joachim Rønning, in which the co-director discussed his love of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and bringing the franchise back to that standard of storytelling.
“I like all of the films in the franchise, but the first one is my first love, for me, it was important to come back to a character dynamic where it is about relatable, real people — some of the people are real, at least — then Jack Sparrow comes in and crashes the party. It was also very important to bring more comedy back in. I feel like they lost some of the humor. This is Buster Keaton on steroids.”
Now that sure does sound like something a lot of people will enjoy! A popular complaint of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels is that a lot of the originality and comedy was lost, so it’s interesting and exciting to see that this creative team will attempt to hit refresh on the franchise and return this property to the swashbuckling adventure that made The Black Pearl a fun and exciting film. Certain members of the press were shown a cut of the film at CinemaCon, and early buzz seems to suggest that this is the best installment of the franchise since the first film.
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.
Pirates of the Caribbean lands in theaters on May 24, 2017!