2016 was a highly-rewarding year for Disney in terms of both the critical and commercial reception for the studio's in-house output, as well as releases from the studio's affiliates Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Mouse House is aiming to break its own box office record from 2016 in 2017, with a release slate that includes two Pixar animated films and two Marvel Studios movies (not including Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is a Sony production), as well as the hotly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi and the live-action Beauty and the Beast musical. On top of all that, there's also a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie coming out this year too.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in U.S. theaters this May, marking the fifth installment in the Disney theme park ride-turned swashbuckling franchise overall and the first since 2011, when Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released. The Mouse House has thus far released only a single teaser trailer for Dead Men Tell No Tales, but it appears as though that will soon change - now that a second trailer for the film has been classified.
Consumer Protection BC (via Trailer Track) is reporting that a second Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer has been rated, with a runtime close to 90 seconds. It's a good bet that the trailer will air during the fast-approaching 2017 Super Bowl game in early February, less than a week after Disney unveils the final trailer for Beauty and the Beast. Similar to what Disney did in 2016 with The Jungle Book, it's plausible that a shortened version of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean trailer will air during the actual Super Bowl event, before an extended version is released online thereafter.
The most recent synopsis released for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales reveals that this time around, the story follows Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) on a quest to find the Trident of Poseidon: the only weapon that can stop the undead Captain Salazer (Javier Bardem) and his crew of "ghost pirates" from killing every buccaneer who sails the high seas. Jack only appears by way of a wanted poster in the first Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer, with the focus instead placed on the villainous Salazar and one Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a "headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy" who joins Sparrow on his latest adventure.
It stands to reason that the second Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer will feature an appearance by Captain Sparrow in the flesh, along with Henry, Salazar and Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario): the "brilliant and beautiful astronomer" who begrudgingly works with Sparrow and Henry, in order to stop Salzar from carrying out his plans. That said, there's no guarantee that the new Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer will also include appearances by the returning players Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom); seeing as Disney has been holding the details about their roles in the film close to the chest, up to this point.
Keep your eyes peeled on the Screen Rant homepage for additional details about when, exactly, the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer arrives!
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) release date: May 26, 2017