The fifth installment of Disney’s hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has certainly been a long time coming – the last entry, On Stranger Tides, was released in 2011 – but with a summer 2017 release date on the horizon, it seems the studio is finally ready to give audiences a glimpse of what they’ve been working on.
Earlier this evening, the first teaser trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was revealed, and you can check it out below.
The trailer was first revealed during the season final of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, which seems appropriate given the decaying, zombie-like appearance of Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his crew. It seems this group has recently escaped from the Devil’s Triangle, and Salazar has a score to settle with his old nemesis, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
Fans looking forward to an appearance by Depp should ready themselves for disappointment – he’s nowhere to be found in this footage, nor are any of the returning cast members from previous films. This is most likely a very calculated move on the park of the Disney marketing team, as we’re only a few weeks removed from Depp’s very public split with his former wife, Amber Heard, amid allegations of physical abuse, drug addiction and alcohol dependency. No doubt the studio is banking on the Pirates of the Caribbean name being a big enough draw on its on, without the need to parade Depp in front of the cameras.
Along with this teaser trailer, Disney has also released the first poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. You can find it below, along with the official synopsis.
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
Directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki) and also starring Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will hit theaters on May 26, 2017.
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