Orlando Bloom Returning For Fifth “Pirates”?

Orlando Bloom seemingly retired from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise with the third film, “At World’s End”. He and Keira Knightley’s characters were replaced by two other youngsters in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” who didn’t quite capture the public’s attention.

Now, appearing at Brisbane’s Oz Comic Con over the weekend, Bloom said there’s actually been talks about his character of Will Turner returning in the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”:

“There have certainly been some discussions about it and I’m open to it.”

It’s not clear just how far or formal those discussions have been though. He did use the panel to gush over his time filming the previous movies:

“That whole experience working with Johnny (Depp) and (director) Gore (Verbinski) was really amazing for me. I had a great time working with Johnny, one of the reasons I jumped at the opportunity (to be in the first Pirates) was because Johnny was involved. I was such a massive fan of Johnny Depp growing up so to get up close and personal to Johnny and see how he worked as an actor was just a massive gift.”

It’s an interesting place to drop the comments, considering that deals are being pushed for the fifth ‘Pirates’ film to be shot at the production facilities on the Gold Coast – an hour’s drive away from where the convention was being held.

The fifth ‘Pirates’ is currently scheduled for a July 2017 release.

Source: Yahoo Movies