We don't know a lot about the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" installment but we do know that Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow and "Kon-Tiki" directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are at the helm. Now it appears that another familiar face may also pop up in the fifth film.
Orlando Bloom, who was in the first "Pirates" as well as the end of 2007's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", is reportedly interested in returning.
"There have certainly been some discussions about it and I'm open to it," he said. "That whole experience working with Johnny (Depp) and (director) Gore (Verbinski) was really amazing for me."
A post-credit scene of the 2007 film teased the potential return of Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Swan and their child. Is it possible that Knightley could return as well? According to the source herself, that's a no, as she has stated, "that ship has sailed".
Once titled "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", we aren't sure what the next adventure will have in store but locking the "Kon-Tiki" directors was certainly a step in the right direction. Many have lost interest in this franchise over the years but they continue to still make a lot of money, so there is no question as to why a fifth film is on the way.
Jeff Nathanson has penned the screenplay, known for the Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks gem "Catch Me If You Can". Master producer Jerry Bruckheimer is back for this one as well.
Bloom was last seen in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" and has been appearing in plays on Broadway. Certainly a big blockbuster at this state of his career would hardly be a bad thing for him.
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"Pirates of the Caribbean 5" will hit AMC Theatres on July 7, 2017
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