The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise may have lost some of its luster, but all Disney sees is the $1.05B earned by the fourth film, 'On Stranger Tides'. That amount of cash will keep any franchise afloat, and that's why they embarked on the fifth movie, 'Dead Men Tell No Tales', which has just debuted the first trailer during tonight's episode of Fear the Walking Dead? What's the connection? Well, check out the footage and see for yourself.
This teaser is entirely dedicated to the movie's villain, the zombiefied Captain Salazar played by Javier Bardem. We also see Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner, yes the son of William Turner, the character played by a returning Orlando Bloom. So it looks like Salazar will be running with a crew of zombie scallywags, all of whom have a mad-on for Jack Sparrow.
Coincidentally, we don't see Johnny Depp anywhere, and one has to wonder if Disney is keeping him out of the marketing because of his recent controversies with Amber Heard. Or perhaps they felt like presenting this as a darker-than-usual chapter in the 'Pirates' franchise was just the right way to go. Not sure I agree with that approach, but at this point there's little evidence anything can slow these movies down, no matter how much we complain about them. Here's 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
Also starring Geoffrey Rush and Kaya Scodelario with Kon-Tiki duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg directing, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens May 26th 2017.