Pirates of the Caribbean 5 TV Spot: Jack Sparrow vs. Ghost Shark

Another TV spot has arrived for this May's release, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has come a long way since the first installment proved to be a surprise hit with audiences, back in 2003. Dead Men Tell No Tales, as co-directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, is already generating positive buzz of its own, thanks to the positive responses to the Dead Men Tell No Tales screening at CinemaCon last month.

Dead Men Tell No Tales sees Johnny Depp return as the ever nefarious Captain Jack Sparrow and Orlando Bloom, back as the dashing Will Turner. Oscar-winner Javier Bardem is lending his talents to the film as the villain Captain Salazar, while Brenton Thwaites joins the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in the role of Henry Turner, Will's son, in the Dead Men Tell No Tales storyline.

Among other things, the latest Dead Men Tell No Tales TV spot (see above) sees Captain Jack Sparrow experience a real fright - a close encounter with the mysterious Ghost Sharks teased in previously-released trailers and concept artwork for the film. The wily Jack finds himself on the run from more than undead fish in the movie though, as the no-longer-living Salazar is out to kill Jack and every other pirate on the high seas in the movie.

With a cast chock-full of new and returning franchise regulars - among them, Geoffrey Rush as the always welcome Captain Barbossa - Dead Men Tell No Tales looks to further expand and explore the fantastical (and sometimes downright weird) world of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Six years have now passed since the release of the fourth installment in the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011, so fans of Captain Jack and his allies and enemies alike, have gone a while without being able to play in this particular "sandbox".

Regardless of how any individual viewer might believe the series has fared since it saw its debut in 2003, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is certainly a testament to the longevity of the characters that the franchise made instantly-recognizable pop cultural icons some fourteen years ago. On that note, here's to hoping for the very best when Rønning and Sandberg's swashbuckling blockbuster hits theaters this summer.

NEXT: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Trailer #2 - What We Learned

Source: Disney [via Comic Book]

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