Little is known about the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 5, including if it will carry the previously-announced subtitle “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” It’s expected that franchise star Johnny Depp will return, but could we be seeing another previous cast member show up? Speaking at Oz Comic Con a few days ago (via Daily Mail), actor Orlando Bloom revealed that he might return for the fifth film in the $3 billion franchise.
“There have certainly been some discussions about it and I’m open to it,” the actor said. “That whole experience working with Johnny (Depp) and (director) Gore (Verbinski) was really amazing for me.”
Last we saw Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner at the end of 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End he was the current captain of The Flying Dutchman, cursed to spend his life at sea for ten years at a time before he could return to land for just one day. Though a post-credit stinger did tease his eventual return to Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth and their child, it’s possible the upcoming film could fill in that ten-year gap.
Catch Me If You Can scribe Jeff Nathanson has provided the screenplay for the fifth installment, which will be directed by Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and is set for release on July 7, 2017.