After the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, it was said Disney wanted to make another sequel as soon as it possibly could. However the project has been continually pushed back.
Now though it’s finally heading towards production, as following rumours it will shoot early next year in Australia, THR reports that Javier Bardem is in talks for the villain role. Although not much is known about the plot, Bardem will play ‘ghost captain who blames Sparrow for the death of his brother and is searching for a supernatural object to aid him’.
Jack Sparrow will also be getting a new love interest, who is said to be a woman accused of being a witch. That role is yet to be cast.
It’s known Geoffrey Rush will return, but there’s been no news on whether rumours that Orlando Bloom will be back are true.
Joachim Ronnin and Espen Sandbreg will direct, with an Australian shoot planned and a 2017 release date being eyed.