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"The Final Adventure Begins."

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (also known as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Revenge of Salazar outside of the US) is the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, released on May 26, 2017, as the sequel to On Stranger Tides. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow), Javier Bardem (Captain Salazar), Brenton Thwaites (Henry Turner), Kaya Scodelario (Carina Smyth) and Geoffrey Rush (Captain Hector Barbossa).

Pre-production for the film started in 2011 with Terry Rossio writing a script for the film. In early 2013, Jeff Nathanson was hired to write a new script with Depp being involved in Nathanson's writing process. Initially planned for a 2015 release, the film was pushed back to 2016 and then 2017, due to script and budget issues. Principal photography started in Australia in February 2015 after the Australian government offered Disney $20 million of tax incentives.


Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.[13][3]


A young boy and his father

"I've read about a treasure. A treasure that holds all the power of the sea. The Trident of Poseidon can break your curse."
Young Henry to Will Turner[src]
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Henry talks to his cursed father, Will Turner, aboard the Flying Dutchman.

Will Turner's son, Henry Turner, is seen traveling out to sea before using a makeshift anchor to take himself to the ocean floor to reach to the Flying Dutchman. The ship then bursts out of the water, with Will approaching Henry. Will admonishes his son's decision as Henry tries to convince his father that his curse can be broken by the Trident of Poseidon, but Will begs to differ and believes that the Trident can never be found. Henry even vows to find Jack Sparrow for help but Will tells his son to stay away from the pirate and the sea. He gives his son his necklace, as he tells him to give up on him.

Many years later, Henry is a sailor aboard the Monarch, a British naval vessel that's chasing a Dutch barque that was stolen by pirates. Henry notices they are going into the Devil's Triangle and tries to warn the captain but is arrested right before they enter the Triangle. They see the remains of the pirate vessel and soon encounter a ghost ship known as the Silent Mary captained by former Spanish commander Captain Salazar. Salazar kills every man aboard except for Henry when he notices that he is looking for Jack Sparrow. He then tasks Henry with carrying a message to Jack about his vengeance.

Saint Martin

"I'm sorry, Jack. But we've reached the end of the horizon."
Joshamee Gibbs to Jack Sparrow[src]

Later, at Saint Martin, a woman named Carina Smyth is accused of being a witch due to her occupation as an astronomer and seeks to escape. Meanwhile, Jack Sparrow and his crew attempt to rob a bank but the plot turns out disastrously with no coin left to spare inside the vault. Henry finds himself waking up while being shackled to a bed due to the removal of his coat's sleeves, which is a sign of treason left on him by Captain Toms. He is soon approached by Carina who asks him about the Trident of Poseidon. They are both then chased by British soldiers and make an escape attempt. Carina soon sneaks into an astronomy shop where she helps the owner out before she runs into Jack and he helps her escape separate ways after a brief conversation. Carina is soon captured and then taken back to the prison.

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Henry meets Jack Sparrow.

During a blood moon, Carina uses the light to uncover a secret clue on the diary's cover using a red jewel. Later, Jack is abandoned by his crew and sets off on their own. Broke and disheveled, Jack then trades his compass for a bottle of rum, noticing that the compass began to shake and rattle but unaware that this was the key to setting Salazar and his crew free from the Devil's Triangle. The compass later ends up in the hands of Shansa, which makes its way to Hector Barbossa after learning that the dead have taken command of the sea.

Jack is later captured, but long before being sent for execution, he meets Henry Turner who needs his help to free his father and coercing Jack into helping him by mentioning the undead Armando Salazar is hunting him down.

The next morning as he is taken away, he finds his uncle in a jail cell and has a brief conversation. Carina and Jack attempt to stall during the execution process in order to save themselves, but both were able to escape with the help of Henry and Jack's crew.

Destruction of Barbossa's fleet

"But now you come to me in fear, as the dead have taken command of the sea."
"And what would the dead be wanting with me?"
"Not you, Captain. They're searching for a Sparrow."
"Jack will sail for the Trident... with a girl and a
Shansa and Hector Barbossa[src]
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Barbossa and Salazar make a deal.

Barbossa is informed by Mullroy and Murtogg that several ships had been attacked by the Silent Mary. Because of this, Barbossa seeks out the witch Shansa and she tells Barbossa the dead are really after Jack and warns him to leave his pirate life behind or he'll die but he refuses and she gives him Jack Sparrow's compass. With this, he decides to speak with Salazar and sets out. Barbossa's crew locate Salazar, as the Silent Mary approaches the Queen Anne's Revenge with the intent to destroy it.

Barbossa prevents this by calling out to Salazar by mentioning Jack's name. Salazar boards the ship and has his men kill the crew until he gets Jack's location but Barbossa doesn't know his exact location. However, he manages to prevent himself from being killed by promising to find Jack by the next day. Unfortunately, however, some of Barbossa's crewmen led to a fate of death as he and the survivors travel with Salazar.

As Barbossa traveled with Salazar to find Jack, Salazar begins to tell his tale of how Jack took his life away. Once Salazar finished telling his tale to Barbossa, he prepares to kill the latter but Barbossa notices the Dying Gull sailing up ahead and tells Salazar. At this moment, Salazar was ready to enforce his revenge.

Meeting Between Enemies

"Me men and meself will go ashore. The scurvy traitor will be yours - on me honor."
"Honor? What honor, hombre? What honor? You don't know what honor is."
"Spare me my life and I'll fetch you the Sparrow. ¿Tenemos un acuerdo? An accord?
―Hector Barbossa and Armando Salazar[src]
Salazar on the beach

Salazar meets his most hated enemy Jack Sparrow.

When Jack's crew discovered that Jack is being hunted by a deadly ghost sailor for the sole purpose of revenge, they immediately aim their guns at Jack in frustration, which Jack then decides to call upon mutiny, having Henry and Carina join him on a rowboat. It wasn't long until the Silent Mary managed to catch up with Jack, Henry, and Carina on their rowboat, in which Carina decided to make an early escape before Salazar could lead an attack. Salazar orders his crew to unleash deadly ghost sharks to attack Jack and Henry.

Dealing with the repeated attacks, Jack and Henry are soon launched to a nearby island where they come face to face with Salazar and his men. Luckily, Salazar and his men are unable to step foot on land as Carina (who realize the supernatural was in fact real) Henry and run off, though Salazar tells Jack he'll be waiting to exact his revenge after Jack escapes the island.

As Carina runs off, she gets trapped in a net just as Jack and Henry travel the jungle and find her. Before they could free her, they are trapped as well before three men arrive and recognize Jack before knocking him out.

Meanwhile, Barbossa and his crew are hung upside down by an angry Salazar but Barbossa prevents the death of himself and a few men by promising to bring back Jack since he can't escape the island. Salazar accepts this and frees Barbossa who goes off to the island.

Barbossa to the Rescue

"Captain, shouldn't we be getting back to Salazar, trade Mister Sparrow's life in for our own?"
"Aye, that we could. But I've come for the Trident of Poseidon."
"You're gonna double-cross the dead?"
"You did promise!"
"And with it I'll gut the dead that stole my command of the sea.
Mullroy, Hector Barbossa, and Murtogg[src]
Barbossa & Crew

Barbossa finds Jack Sparrow.

Elsewhere, Jack awakes to find Henry and Carina tied up as well as a rope tied around his neck. It turns out the island is called Hangman's Bay and the base of a pirate named Pig Kelly who Jack owes a large debt, as a repayment he forces to take part in a wedding with a his sister Beatrice whom Jack does not want to marry though he accidentally says "I do" after his allies try to help him. Before the marriage can proceed, it is interrupted and stopped by the arrival of Barbossa and his crew with a gun shot. Barbossa dispatches Kelly causing his crew to run off, freeing Jack and his crew from the wedding.

Barbossa then announces his intent to find Trident of Poseidon to claim vengeance on Salazar. After Jack questions this plan as there is no ship capable of escaping Salazar, but Barbossa is aware that the Black Pearl needs to be restored to its original size and knows a way of doing so.

Restoring the Black Pearl

"Let's be brave. Save the Pearl!"
Joshamee Gibbs[src]

The Black Pearl rising from the water to its former glory.

With the Sword of Triton, Barbossa stabs through the ship bottle of the Black Pearl, which was in Jack's possession. The crew then hurried to get the Black Pearl onto the water. Although Jack notices the Black Pearl beginning to grow larger than before, its size wasn't quite large enough. Barbossa soon threw the ship into the water as it properly returns to original size to the awe of its spectators.

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Barbossa steals the Pearl from Jack again.

As Jack looks upon the Black Pearl finally restored, his joy is short-lived once Barbossa immediately assumes captaincy by holding Sparrow and company at gunpoint and tying him up to the mast as they set sail.

As the Black Pearl sets off to search for the Trident of Poseidon under Carina's command, the captain of the Essex, Scarfield, spots the Black Pearl to which he orders his crew to begin an attack. However, before the Essex could even begin an attack, the Silent Mary makes an unexpected visit and crushes the Essex into pieces, with gunpowder burning the ship in flames. The Silent Mary then joins the Black Pearl in a fierce battle, having the crewmen of both ships battle against each other and Salazar chasing Jack. Carina then notices that both ships are beginning to approach to an island of their destination. Realizing they are in danger of vanishing, the Spanish retreat back to the Silent Mary while the ship makes a sharp starboard turn to avoid hitting the shore. Salazar attempts to finish off Jack, but upon seeing the island runs to the helm in an attempt to change the ship's course. However, the Black Pearl hits the shore, forcing Salazar to jump back to his ship, taking Henry with him.

Finding the Trident of Poseidon

"Divide. Break."
"Break the Trident and you'll..."
"Break every curse at sea.
Henry Turner and Carina Smyth[src]

Barbossa, Jack, and Carina approached Black rock island as their final destination in searching for the Trident of Poseidon, which is where the Map No Man Can Read led to. Having found the island, they spotted a giant red jewel where the last piece would be restored, opening an underwater entrance to Poseidon's Tomb where the Trident would be located. Meanwhile, Salazar discussed with his crew on how they would plan to approach Jack and his party, with the captured Henry being tied in a mast. Salazar decided that he would approach Jack by inputting himself into Henry's body.

Jack and Carina accidentally fall into the underwater entrance, discovering the exact location of the Trident. Jack, fully unaware of what happened to Henry, finds himself in a fierce duel with an enraged Henry controlled by Salazar. Carina attempts to reach to the Trident, but is stopped by Salazar as he takes the Trident away from her, and begins to remove himself from Henry's body. Carina quickly tries to wake Henry up after he falls to the floor.

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Salazar holds the Trident of Poseidon.

After being released from Henry's body, Salazar began to throw Sparrow through the water, where Lieutenant Lesaro and the rest of the crew attempted to grab him and drown him. As this happens, Henry wakes up with he and Carina recalling the legend that if one were to destroy the trident all curses would be broke. After toying with Sparrow, Salazar is annoyed by Jack's taunt which he used before he defeated Salazar years ago and stabbed Jack in the chest with the trident, shushing him as he attempted to push the trident more into his body. Jack, now realizing the Trident stabbed a book held in his jacket, urged Henry to help. Henry grabbed his sword and sent it crashing down on the Trident, breaking it in half, breaking all the curses of the sea.

After destroying the Trident of Poseidon, Salazar and his crew are returned to their mortal forms with their curse finally broken. However, without the power of the trident the walls of the ocean slowly started to fill in the area threatening to drown everyone. Fortunately Jack, Henry, and Carina grab onto the anchor line from the Black Pearl, with Barbossa attempting to lend a hand. As they run, Salazar still bent on revenge pursues them while his crew run to the anchor to save themselves.

A Noble Sacrifice

"Pirate's life, Hector."
―Jack about Barbossa's sacrifice.[src]

As they climb the anchor, Carina begins to fall further down but is quickly saved by Barbossa, in which Carina realizes that Barbossa is her father after seeing a familiar tattoo on his arm. She then asks him what she is to him and is told that she is "treasure" to him as she looks at him in silence.

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Barbossa sacrifices himself to save his daughter.

Noticing that Salazar was right behind Carina, Barbossa then has Carina hold onto the anchor as Jack gives Barbossa Henry's sword. Grasping the blade, he makes a sacrifice to save his daughter by letting himself fall and stabbing Salazar with his sword at the same time. A defeated Salazar falls hitting the anchor face first before being washed away by the consuming sea with some of his crew. Barbossa falls not long after while gazing at his daughter and allies as the walls of the sea close after him.

The trio return to the Pearl still shocked after witnessing the moment of sacrifice made by Barbossa, with Jack remarking on Barbossa's sacrifice as that of a true pirate while the entire crew bid a farewell in honor of his heroism. Jack notices Carina's sad expression and helps Henry and passes her book to Henry in order to relieve her spirits. Henry approaches Carina and asks if she is alright as she responses negatively as she mentions she found her father but has lost him again. Henry then gives her back the book saying it's alright while calling her "Miss Smyth" but she smiles and responds that her name is Barbossa.

Beyond a beloved horizon

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After many years, Henry is finally reunited with his father.

Afterwards, Henry and Carina are dropped off, not far away from Henry's home as the two share a romantic moment with each other as Henry leans in to kiss her but earns a slap. Carina jokingly states she had to make sure he wasn't still possessed and there is a brief banter between them, before they share a passionate kiss. After the kiss, Henry sees the Flying Dutchman and his freed father Will Turner walking towards him.

Father and Son meet with Henry returning his necklace to Will, who asks how he managed to find the Trident and break the curse. Henry tells him that is a tale for another time as they are met with a surprise visit from Elizabeth Swann, with her running to her husband. Will and Elizabeth share a kiss, as their son holds his new girlfriend's hand and they watch the two reconnect.

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The Black Pearl sails into another adventure.

Meanwhile on the Pearl, while looking through his spyglass Jack witnesses Elizabeth and Will's reunion as well as the new union of Henry and Carina, calling their happiness a "truly revolting sight". Joshamee Gibbs and the crew welcome Jack back as their captain, as Jack the monkey makes amends with Sparrow by returning his beloved compass. Gibbs then asks for the heading as Jack says to set sail through the stars an order Gibbs happily carries out and the Black Pearl sets sail beyond the horizon. As Sparrow guides the ship, Jack leaps on his shoulder having decided to become his pet, much to the latter's surprise until he gets around to it.

A dark foreboding

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Will wakes up from a nightmare that holds a terrible reality.

With Will Turner's curse broken, he is seen at his house sleeping right beside his wife, when a creepy, dark shadow figure with a sharp claw approaches them, which appears to be Davy Jones. As the claw of the resurrected monster rises to strike at them, there is a sudden flash of lightning, and Will wakes up, in his own bedroom, safe and sound. Unable to comprehend what just happened there, Will believes it was a dream and cuddles up to Elizabeth and goes back to sleep, failing to notice a puddle of water filled with sea barnacles lying on the floor.








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Shortly before the release of On Stranger Tides, preparations were being made for Pirates of the Caribbean 5. When Entertainment Tonight reporter Mark Steines visited the On Stranger Tides set shot at the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot in summer 2010, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said, "if people show up for 4, we'll certainly try and do a 5. We're already working on a story, laid out some kind of interesting beats, things we’d like to see in 5. So that's where our writers are working."[27] On December 3, 2010, HitFix reported that Disney began quietly telling the cast and crew of the fourth film to not occupy their time in the near future, as the studio intended to shoot a fifth and sixth film back-to-back.[28] However, it had since been stated that only a fifth film was in the works.[29]

On January 13, 2011, screenwriter Terry Rossio was confirmed to write the screenplay for the fifth installment, but without his writing partner, Ted Elliott.[30][31] Johnny Depp said that he would be happy to return as Captain Jack Sparrow.[32] After receiving positive responses at test screenings of On Stranger Tides, producer Jerry Bruckheimer indicated that the fifth film would be a stand-alone film.[33]

On June 2011, it was reported that Disney has a wishlist of directors they would like to direct, as Rob Marshall has not yet accepted nor declined to direct. The list includes Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, Alfonso Cuarón, Shawn Levy, Chris Weitz, and original Pirates director Gore Verbinski. Verbinski and Burton were Disney's top choices as they have both worked with Disney and Johnny Depp on previous projects.[34] On July 2011, Jerry Bruckheimer posted on Facebook that they had a draft and were working on the film.[2] It was also reported that Johnny Depp was close to a deal for the fifth film.[35] On October 2011, Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed that they were in the outline phase, "We have a script, but we decided we could do better," implying that rewrites were underway.[36][37] In an interview, Kevin McNally implied that a 2012 production start date was possible.[38] Because of the financial success of On Stranger Tides, it was believed that Rob Marshall may return to direct. However, as of January 2012, Terry Rossio was still reworking the script, and that Rob Marshall and Johnny Depp were still not signed on.[39]

On January 11, 2013, Jeff Nathanson had been hired to write the script for the film,[40] though it is unclear whether or not Nathanson would be working from Terry Rossio's draft or if he'll be tackling the project as a page one rewrite.[5] On January 14, Disney announced that Pirates of the Caribbean 5 would be released on July 10, 2015.[41][42] On May 9, Deadline reported that Disney's short list of directors included Fredrik Bond, Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg, and Rupert Sanders.[43] On May 29, Norwegian duo Rønning and Sandberg were confirmed to direct.[44] Producer Jerry Bruckheimer stated that the duo's latest movie at the time, Kon-Tiki, convinced him that they were capable of directing. Rønning and Sandberg were interested in making the fifth Pirates so they settled in Hollywood and started working on it. Bruckheimer also said that the film would maintain the mixture of high seas adventure and supernatural horror and implied that part of the fifth installment may film in Louisiana, before quickly adding: "But it will also be set in the Caribbean, obviously."[45]

On August 22, Rønning and Sandberg revealed that the film's title would be Dead Men Tell No Tales, alluding to the line well-known from the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.[46] The duo also confirmed that they begun work on the film, speaking highly of the script and that they were influenced by the first film, The Curse of the Black Pearl.[47] "We have a great script that Jeff Nathanson has written," Sandberg said. "It's really funny and touching. We're really looking forward to realizing everything."[48]

On September 10, 2013, it was reported that the film had been delayed beyond its initial 2015 release due to issues with the script,[49] and that Jeff Nathanson was at work on a second attempt based on a well-received outline.[50] On March 18, 2014, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger stated that the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film has not yet been given the greenlight.[51][52] The following month, Jerry Bruckheimer spoke about the fifth Pirates, "We're working on it, it's hopefully moving forward. Johnny is excited about it, obviously Disney is, we're excited about it. So hopefully we'll get that going this fall or end of the year if everything lines up properly."[53] Bruckheimer declined to speculate about a sixth Pirates film, saying simply, "We make 'em one at a time."[54] On July 23, 2014, Disney announced that the film had been slated in a new release date of July 7, 2017.[55][56] However, by January 2016, Disney revealed Dead Men Tell No Tales would be released on May 26, 2017, from its previously scheduled date.[57]


On January 13, 2011, screenwriter Terry Rossio was confirmed to write the screenplay for the fifth installment, but without his writing partner, Ted Elliott.[58][59] On May 2011, it was reported that Terry Rossio delivered the script for the fifth film to Disney executives,[60] but the report was later debunked by Rossio himself.[61] On July 2011, Jerry Bruckheimer posted on Facebook that they had a draft and were working on the film.[2] On October 2011, Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed that they were in the outline phase, "We have a script, but we decided we could do better," implying that rewrites were underway.[62][63] Bruckheimer later noted that Terry Rossio was doing his "usual phenomenal work" on the film's script.[64] As of January 2012, Rossio was still reworking the script.[65] Rossio's version of the film was ultimately discarded, "My version of Dead Men Tell No Tales was set aside because it featured a female villain, and Johnny Depp was worried that would be redundant to Dark Shadows, which also featured a female villain."[66]

On January 11, 2013, Jeff Nathanson had been hired to write the script for the film,[67] though it is unclear whether or not Nathanson would be working from Terry Rossio's draft or if he'll be tackling the project as a page one rewrite.[5] On September 10, 2013, it was reported that the film had been delayed beyond its initial 2015 release due to issues with the script,[68] and that Jeff Nathanson was at work on a second attempt based on a well-received outline.[69] On April 2014, Johnny Depp said in an interview that Bruckheimer and Disney had invited him in to collaborate with screenwriter Jeff Nathanson to bring a "fresh and very different" Pirates film, implying that it might be the last one in the series.[70] Depp was quoted in saying:[71]

Everyone involved wants the script to be right and perfect. So we have gone on to do other things (in the meantime). We are still going to do the film together. I enjoy them immensely. They are super talented. They have a great sense of humor. I think they have a really fun approach to what we are going to do with the next 'Pirates.' Very happily and proudly, I have welcomed taking part in the story and working directly with the screenwriter (Jeff Nathanson)—he and I. It's working out really well that way. So I have high hopes for that 'Pirates 5' because if that's really the last one, which it probably is, I feel that we owe it to the audience who went and saw the films so many times. We'll do it right and end it on a high note.



Johnny Depp with the directing duo, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

In 2013, producer Jerry Bruckheimer implied that part of the fifth installment may film in Louisiana, before quickly adding: "But it will also be set in the Caribbean, obviously."[45] On January 15, 2014, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg confirmed that shooting would start in Puerto Rico and New Orleans at the end of 2014.[72] Bruckheimer previously mentioned that there might be a sequence in Louisiana,[45] and Rønning and Sandberg were aboard the Sunset in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.[73] As of June 2014, Bruckheimer stated a possible production start date of early 2015.[74][75]

A spokesman for the Australian Arts Minister, George Brandis, confirmed that Pirates of the Caribbean 5 was set to shoot in Australia after the government agreed to repurpose $20 million of tax incentives originally intended for the remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.[76] According to Australian film industry sources, pre-production started in late September 2014 and filming is expected to commence in February 2015.[77] This was officially confirmed by Disney and the Queensland Arts Minister on October 2, 2014, stating that filming will take place exclusively in Australia, being the largest production to ever shoot in the country. Village Roadshow Studios and Port Douglas were officially confirmed as filming locations.[78]

On January 1, 2015, the Rainbow Gypsy, a 15-year-old replica of an 1897 Scottish bawley sailed into the Gold Coast, Australia, to start the extensive refit, which included a new bowsprit and reconfigured decks and cabins in order to become the Dying Gull.


Johnny Depp said that he would be happy to return as Captain Jack Sparrow, saying "As long as we can put all the puzzle pieces together, I would most definitely consider it".[79] Speaking at the fourth film's press launch in Cannes, Depp said he would play the role for as long as it was popular with the public.[80] On August 2012, news surfaced that Johnny Depp reportedly signed on for a fifth film.[81]

Geoffrey Rush had commented on returning as Hector Barbossa, saying "If they keep shapeshifting this character, absolutely" as well as implying he may return as the villain.[82] Rush also said that Barbossa's megalomania "could explode in horrific ways."[83] Though he had said that the script had to be in good shape before making the film, adding "You can't start shooting this sort of stuff, if there’s holes in it. But, as to when it will go, I know nothing."[84] On December 2014, Rush confirmed his return, where his and Depp's characters were "at the heart of it and there's a whole new set of storylines." Rush also complimented producer Jerry Bruckheimer and praised the Norwegian directing team Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.[85]

When the topic came up of returning as Joshamee Gibbs in the pending sequel, Kevin McNally was philosophical, saying that Gibbs "could get eaten by some off-screen sea beast," while pointing out that he's not the one who decides if his character comes back or not. McNally continued in saying he does hope Mr. Gibbs is brought back, as he the character was a very useful device in "clarifying key plot points for the audience."[86]

During the premiere of The Three Musketeers, Orlando Bloom said he would like to return to the Pirates franchise if he was offered.[87] On September 2012, when asked on if she would return as Angelica, Penélope Cruz admitted that she had not heard anything or read a script.[88] On October 2012, Keith Richards stated he had the costume, for Captain Teague, and that he's waiting for the heads up from his friend and co-star Johnny Depp.[89] When asked if Richards would return, Bruckheimer responded, "I hope so. We'd love to have him back, so we'll see."[90]

There had been several interviews with actors Lee Arenberg[91][92] and Mackenzie Crook[93][94] who both made statements about their return as Pintel and Ragetti. Crook also revealed that the film-makers had been in touch with his agent to discuss his availability, having previous called about appearing in On Stranger Tides, but it didn't happen as it was decided the film didn't need those characters, and made the assumption that the characters are being written back in the next film.[95]

It was also reported that Disney are looking at young actors for the lead role of "Henry" with Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, George MacKay, Brenton Thwaites, Mitchell Hope and Sam Keeley as candidates of the role.[14] On November 21, 2014, Australian actor Brenton Thwaites was in discussions to appear in the film.[15] On February 4, 2015, it was reported that Adam Brown, Delroy Atkinson and Danny Kirrane have joined the film's cast.[21]


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  • The film takes place one year after Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Its comic book adaptation reveals the film is set in 1751, while On Stranger Tides was confirmed to be set in 1750.[96]
  • This would be the first POTC film that was written without Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. Since before the release of On Stranger Tides in 2011, Rossio had done some work on the film's script,[64] but was later replaced by Jeff Nathanson in 2013.
  • As of the start of the film's production on February 2015, Mike Stenson and Terry Rossio were not listed as Executive Producers of the film,[3] which supposedly confirmed they are no longer associated with the Pirates franchise. Despite this, both of their names appear to be listed under the "Productions" list on Rossio's website Wordplay,[4] as well as the film's credits.
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales would be the first film in the franchise not to feature composer Hans Zimmer, with his place taken by Geoff Zanelli, one of Zimmer’s longtime protégés.[97]
  • The film's flashback sequence seemingly causes a contradiction to the franchise's timeline. In the film, Jack obtains both his compass and the Wicked Wench during the battle with Salazar. It was originally established in the tie-in book The Pirates' Code Guidelines (released in 2007) and the prequel novel The Price of Freedom (released in 2011) that Jack received the Wicked Wench from Cutler Beckett while working for the East India Trading Company, while Dead Man's Chest states Jack received the compass from Tia Dalma which was also confirmed in The Price of Freedom. However, it is possible that Jack simply bartered the compass from Tia Dalma for his captain and at some point lost the Wench which was bought by Cutler Beckett. Also, according to Jerry Bruckheimer, Jack was eighteen years old during the flashback scene,[98] which sets the scene before the events of The Price of Freedom where he was twenty-five when Cutler Beckett gave him command of the Wicked Wench.
  • Elizabeth Swann's appearance in Dead Men Tell No Tales marks the only film in which she doesn't speak.
  • The film has the shortest running time out of all the other films, while On Stranger Tides is the second shortest.
  • Terry Rossio's original script for the film featured the Seven Years' War, the hunt for the magical pearls from the broken Trident of Neptune, the return of many main and secondary characters from the first four movies, and a female villain who wanted to exact revenge on Jack Sparrow.[99] Elements of Rossio's script, such as the Trident of Poseidon (although it was named the Trident of Neptune in Rossio's story) being a main plot point, the presence of a powerful witch, and the cameos of characters from the first three films (Beckett and Norrington in Rossio's screenplay, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann in the final script) were incorporated into Jeff Nathanson's final version.
  • In Jeff Nathanson's 2013 early draft of the script the story was also set during the Seven Years' War, but the main villain was the ghostly pirate hunter Captain John Brand, the young Henry was not related to the Turner family, the witches had a greater involvement in the story, and Carina Smyth was Jack Sparrow's love interest, not Henry's.[100]
  • In the ending credits for Dead Men Tell No Tales, the music and songs were credited as followed.
    • "Preludio of Sonata No. 6" - Arranged by William Malpede
    • "Divertimento" - Arranged by Geoff Zanelli
    • "Maggie Mae" - Written by George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Richard Starkey
    • "Wedding March" - Arranged by Steve Morrell

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  1. 'Kon-Tiki' Helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Land 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' - Deadline.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jerry wrote: "To answer many questions: we do... - Jerry Bruckheimer Films Official - Facebook
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 Breaking – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is Now Filming | Disney Insider | Articles
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Wordplayer.com: WORDPLAY/Company/Scheherazade Productions
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Jeff Nathanson to Write Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - ComingSoon.net
  6. Geoff Zanelli on Twitter: "It's true!"
  7. Disney Sets New Dates for “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” - The Walt Disney Company
  8. http://villagecinemas.com.au/movies/pirates-of-the-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales-2d
  9. 9.0 9.1 Box Office Mojo
  10. How Much Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Could Make Opening Weekend
  11. The Wild Way Johnny Depp Cost Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Millions Of Dollars - CinemaBlend - Archived
  12. 2017 Feature Film Study - FilmLA
  13. 13.0 13.1 Official website
  14. 14.0 14.1 Oh, Henry! Disney Chasing Hearththrobs For Next ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ - Deadline
  15. 15.0 15.1 Brenton Thwaites in Talks to Join 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' (Exclusive) - The Wrap
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Johnny Depp appears as Jack Sparrow at D23 Expo 2015
  17. Kevin McNally on Twitter: "#p5dmtnt Day one and a 3.30 am call. Things can only get better. Well later anyhow."
  18. 18.0 18.1 Name appears in Disney Movie Trailers description.
  19. Martin Klebba on Twitter: "@QuintonAaron in Australia starting Pirates 5"
  20. Adam Brown on Twitter: "It's OFFICIAL! I'll be joining the cast ...
  21. 21.0 21.1 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Adds Three to Cast | Variety
  22. D23 Expo 2015 | Inside the Magic
  23. Paul McCartney Joins 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' | Deadline
  24. Wasted: Danny Kirrane reveals what it was like working alongside Sean Bean on the new Channel Four series | The Independent
  25. Jared Butler on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Facebook
  26. Jared Butler on Instagram: "For any of you who may have missed Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, it's now streaming on Disney +. If you want to skip..."
  27. JHM: "On Stranger Tides" will attempt to recapture the fun & adventure of Disney's first "Pirates" picture
  28. EXCLUSIVE: Disney will set sail for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 & 6 back-to-back - HitFix.com
  29. Re: Pirates 5 News? - SCRIPTS Message Board - Wordplayer.com
  30. Disney Sets Terry Rossio To Script Fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Installment - Deadline.com
  31. Terry Rossio Boards Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - ComingSoon.net
  32. Johnny Depp Game for Fifth Pirates of the Caribbean - ComingSoon.net
  33. Future 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sequels Will Be Standalone Stories - Screen Rant
  34. Sam Raimi, Shawn Levy And Others Being Considered For Pirates 5 Directing Job - Cinema Blend
  35. Johnny Depp Close to Deal for Fifth 'Pirates' Movie - TheWrap
  36. Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Lone Ranger Cuts, Pirates 5 - ComingSoon.net
  37. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Talks THE LONE RANGER Budget Negotiations; Plus Brief Update on PIRATES 5 - Collider.com
  38. EXCLUSIVE: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Gears Up for Summer 2012 Shoot - MovieWeb.com
  39. ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Is Being Rewritten; Rob Marshall May Direct - Screen Rant
  40. Disney hires writer for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' | Variety
  41. Walt Disney Studios Film Slate Update - Official Disney Blog
  42. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Announces New Release Dates! - ComingSoon.net
  43. Disney Getting Close On 'Pirates 5' Director; Here’s The Short List - Deadline.com
  44. 'Kon-Tiki' Helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Land 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5'
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 Exclusive: Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Status Of 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' & 'Top Gun 2' - Blogs - Indiewire
  46. Exclusive: And The Title Of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 Will Be... - This Is Infamous
  47. Interview: KON-TIKI Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg - This Is Infamous
  48. 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' Directors Tease 'Dead Men' Sequel - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com
  49. Disney Delays Voyage Of ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5′; Eyeing 2016 - Deadline.com
  50. 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Delayed Beyond Summer 2015 - The Hollywood Reporter
  51. Disney Reveals New Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction, Says a Fifth Film is Still Uncertain - ComingSoon.net
  52. Twitter / marcgraser: Disney's Bob Iger says that...
  53. Jerry Bruckheimer on Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun - ComingSoon.net
  54. Jerry Bruckheimer Reveals Netflix Talks, 'Beverly Hills Cop' Reboot Details (Video) - The Hollywood Reporter
  55. Twitter / DisneyPictures: Just announced: The fifth...
  56. Raise a Black Flag! A New Pirates of the Caribbean Film Is Coming | Disney Insider
  57. Disney Sets New Dates for "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" - The Walt Disney Company
  58. Disney Sets Terry Rossio To Script Fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Installment - Deadline.com
  59. Terry Rossio Boards Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - ComingSoon.net
  60. 'Pirates 5' Script Delivered to Disney But Johnny Depp Wants to 'Hold Off for a Bit' (Exclusive) - The Hollywood Reporter
  61. Regarding P5 Screenplay - View topic - News POTC 4- DISCUSSION ONLY- SPOILERS!! Part Dos KEEPER
  62. Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Lone Ranger Cuts, Pirates 5 - ComingSoon.net
  63. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Talks THE LONE RANGER Budget Negotiations; Plus Brief Update on PIRATES 5 - Collider.com
  64. 64.0 64.1 Twitter / BRUCKHEIMERJB: #PiratesoftheCaribbean ...
  65. ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Is Being Rewritten; Rob Marshall May Direct - Screen Rant
  66. Wordplayer.com: WORDPLAY/Columns/55. "Time Risk" by Terry Rossio
  67. Disney hires writer for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' | Variety
  68. Disney Delays Voyage Of ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5′; Eyeing 2016 - Deadline.com
  69. 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Delayed Beyond Summer 2015 - The Hollywood Reporter
  70. Interview with Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" or will be the last one - Movie Network - M1905.com
  71. Depp has high hopes for 'Pirates 5' - Inquirer Entertainment
  72. Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg Contract ‘Amnesia’ As Possible Post-'Pirates' Project: Video
  73. Roenberg - Timeline Photos - Facebook
  74. Jerry Bruckheimer Hopes ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Shoots Early in 2015 - /Film
  75. 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ to Shoot in Early 2015? - Screen Rant
  76. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 gets green light to shoot in Australia - The Guardian
  77. EXCLUSIVE: Open for business! Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 starts production Down Under with cast and crew arriving...and Johnny Depp set to join them next year - Daily Mail
  78. Pirates of the Caribbean movie confirmed to film in Queensland - The Sydney Morning Herald
  79. Johnny Depp Game for Fifth Pirates of the Caribbean - ComingSoon.net
  80. Johnny Depp pledges future to 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' | Film & TV News | NME.COM
  81. Johnny Depp to earn $90 m for pirate reprise - Sydney Morning Herald
  82. JHM: Geoffrey Rush isn't rushing to exit Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise
  83. Geoffrey Rush On 'Pirates' 4: Jack Sparrow Has Met His Match - Parade
  84. Geoffrey Rush Talks THE EYE OF THE STORM and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - Collider.com
  85. 'He knows Australia quite well!': Geoffrey Rush says Johnny Depp enjoyed secret trips to Austrailia | Daily Mail Online
  86. Jim Hill: "I Get to Walk off Into the Sunset With Johnny Depp?" - Huffington Post
  87. Orlando Bloom would love to go back to Pirates of the Carribean - Daily Star
  89. Keith Richards | Keith Richards to star in Pirates 5 | Contactmusic.com
  90. Jerry Bruckheimer on Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun - ComingSoon.net
  91. Breaking: Lee Arenberg interview | Outright Geekery
  92. Pirates of The Caribbean 5 Lee Arenberg Interview - YouTube
  93. BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Crook 'available' for fifth Pirates of the Caribbean
  94. Out of the Office: Mackenzie Crook on David Brent movie - 'Nobody's been in touch' | Film | The Guardian
  95. Mackenzie Crook interview: Game Of Thrones, The Detectorists, Pirates 5 | Den of Geek
  96. It was revealed that On Stranger Tides takes place in 1750..
  97. Geoff Zanelli to Score Fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Film | Variety
  98. Jerry Bruckheimer's interview for Empire Magazine
  99. Pirates of the Caribbean DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Screenplay by Terry Rossio
  100. Dead Men Tell No Tales script by Jeff Nathanson, second draft, 5/6/2013