Aside from the release of the next installments in the Marvel and Star Wars cinematic universes, Disney will also be releasing the newest outing in one of their longest-running and most profitable franchises to date with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Making the return of several of the franchise’s oldest players, like Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, the new film promises to take the franchise to places it’s never quite been before. That includes the villainous Captain Salazar, a ghost pirate played with gleeful malevolence by the always reliable, Javier Bardem.
Picking up several years after the events of the last film, Dead Men Tell No Tales follows Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow as he searches for the Trident of Poseidon, the only artifact capable of protecting him from Salazar and his undead crew. The latter of whom has just escaped the Devil’s Triangle by the time the film begins, looking to settle an old score with Sparrow, and simultaneously destroy every last Pirate still alive on the seas.
Disney just recently released a brand new, full theatrical trailer for Dead Men Tell No Tales, and with a prime May release date, it promises to be a dark horse release for the studio this year. In continuation of the recent boost in promotional materials for the film, Disney has also unveiled a brand new international Dead Men Tell No Tales poster, uniting both the movie’s heroes and villains. Check it out for yourselves, down below:
Beginning back in 2001 with The Curse of the Black Pearl, it’s doubtful anyone at the time could have predicted just how long the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise would last for. Based initially on the Disney ride of the same name, the franchise started out as a fun, B-movie action film and went on to feature fights with Blackbeard, Davy Jones, and now, a Ghost Pirate and his undead crew. To say it’s been one of the zanier, and unexpected popular franchises of the 21st century then, wouldn’t be much of an understatement.
Dead Men Tell No Tales may or may not be the last installment in the franchise also, after the recent theatrical trailer marketed it as that, right before the directors contradicted that marketing choice. Whether or not it is, though, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has had its fair share of ups and downs over the years – and after the multiple year break-in between installments, it’ll be interesting to see just how much hype Dead Men Tell No Tales is able to garner for itself in the weeks leading up to its theatrical release.