As part of their 2017 preview kit, Walt Disney Pictures has released a new synopsis for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with a story promising Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow is in for troubled times ahead.
The synopsis makes no mention of Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner who is confirmed to be returning alongside regulars Geoffrey Rush, Stephen Graham and Kevin R. McNally. Here’s the plot summary:
“Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.’
The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack.
Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Benton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy.
At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” opens in cinemas on May 26th 2017.