Walt Disney Pictures released the first Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales teaser trailer during the season 2 finale of Fear The Walking Dead on AMC. Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Carribbean franchise and will release 6 years after the On Stranger Tides.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Plot
The fourth film received mixed reviews from the critics. It saw the return of Depp as Captain Jack, but Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner and Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann sat out the adventure. However, in Dead Men Tell No Tales, Orlando Bloom is back along with Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa. The official synopsis of the film reads –
Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old rival, Captain Salazar, who along with his crew of ghost pirates has escaped from theDevil’s Triangle, and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack seeks the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer Breakdown
The trailer provides glimpses of big bad Captain Salazar played by Oscar nominee Javier Bardem and Brenton Thwaites’ Henry, a young man in pursuit of his long father. Captain Salazar is going around capturing pirate ships in hunt of Johny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. It’s interesting that Jack Sparrow is nowhere to be found in the trailer. In fact, his missing has flooded twitter with #WheresJack hashtags.
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Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise Performance
Over the course of its first four installments, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise proved to be a massive financial success, earning a total $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office on a collective budget of $1 billion. However, 32% on Rotten Tomatoes for On Stranger Tides indicates people are loosing interest in pirate films. It will be interesting to see how Dead Men Tell No Tales re-invents itself for people’s liking.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set to be released worldwide on May 26, 2017.