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‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Gets a Synopsis + Full Cast List

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales has begun filming in Australia, and perhaps to distract from the existence of a fifth film in the franchise, Disney has released all the details, including the plot and the main cast members.

Despite previous reports, Orlando Bloom will not be returning, but Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow will be joined by newcomers Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites.

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Geoffrey Rush (Barbossa), Kevin R. McNally (Gibbs) and Stephen Graham (Scrum) are also set to return in the film, whose plot centers on the trident of Poseidon.

You read that right, the trident of Poseidon, which is no more ridiculous than a squid monster inspired by the Davy Jones parable.

According to the official synopsis:

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Dead Men Tell No Tales is set for a July 2017 release, six years after 2011’s On Stranger Tides.

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