With Pirates of the Caribbean 5 finally set to go in front of the cameras early next year, it’s time to start filling out the non-Jack Sparrow roles. As seems compulsory for the franchise, Jack needs a young, good-looking male co-star, but rather than Orlando Bloom or Sam Claflin, this time round it will be Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites, according to TheWrap.
As we reported a few weeks ago, the likes of Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), George Mackay (Pride), Mitchell Hope (Descendants), Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars) and Sam Keeley (In The Heart Of The Sea), but Maleficent and Oculus star Thwaites won out.
There are few details on his role other than that he’ll be a British soldier called Henry.
Javier Bardem is likely to play the main villain (although it appears his deal hasn’t been finalised yet), with Geoffrey Rush and Ian McShane also believed to be returning. Next to be cast is likely to be a young, female key role, Barbosa’s daughter Carina Smyth.
Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rø (Kon-Tiki) are directing from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson. A July 2017 release is expected.