June 22, 2024

Orlando Bloom Returns for Pirates 5; Release Date Announced

At Disney’s D23 over the weekend, Johnny Depp once again donned the Jack Sparrow costume (Jesus, does that guy sleep in that thing?) to help announce that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set for release on July 7, 2017. Also announced was that Orlando Bloom is rejoining the franchise. Neither Bloom or Keira Knightly returned for the fourth Pirates outing, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Geoffrey Rush is also set to return, although there is still no word if Knightly will return for the fifth film.

It was assumed when On Stranger Tides came out that Bloom and Knightly were just not as comfortable suckling the Disney teet as Depp was, hence their departures, but apparently Bloom is ready to pucker up again. Or maybe the script is just that good. But probably not.

Jack Sparrow buddies up to Han Solo.
Jack Sparrow buddies up to Han Solo at the 2015 D23

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