The Pirates certainly have a formula – Jack Sparrow, young guy, young woman and a supernatural villain. It doesn’t look like they’ll be breaking away from that with the fifth film, as Johnny Depp will once again be Jack, Brenton Thwaites is the young guy, and Javier Bardem will be a bad guy ghost.
Now it’s time to find the young woman, with Deadline reporting that Maze Runner’s Kaya Scodelario is in early talks to take on the female lead and love interest for Thwaites British soldier.
Not too much is known about the plot of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, other than that Bardem will be a murderous ghost called Captain Brand, who’s seeking revenge for his brother.
Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rø (Kon-Tiki) will directing from a script by Jeff Nathanson (Men in Black 3, Tower Heist). Filming starts next month in Australia, with a July 7th, 2017 release date already set.