Rumored to have been up for the part late last month, The Giver star Brenton Thwaites has, according to a story at TheWrap, scored the coveted role of “Henry” in the upcoming blockbuster franchise sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Thwaites joins the returning Johnny Depp, back as his iconic Captain Jack Sparrow. Javier Bardem, as previously reported, is also said to be in talks to take on the film’s villain, Captain Brand. According to this latest update, Brand’s character is a ghost hellbent on getting revenge against Sparrow, blaming the rake for the death of his brother.
Also returning to the franchise is Geoffrey Rush, who will be back as Captain Barbossa. Although unconfirmed, rumors have persisted that this film may see the return of Orlando Bloom’s William Turner as well.
Thwaites also made an appearance earlier this year in Walt Disney Pictures’ Maleficent. Little is known about his Henry, although the character is said to be a British Soldier. The young star recently completed production on Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt, set for release February 12, 2016. You can check out our exclusive video interview with Thwaites and the cast of The Giver by clicking here.
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 in theaters July 7, 2017.
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