Friday, May 24, 2024

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Spoilers for Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner and His Son


Disney — which just had the biggest year any studio could hope for– is tuning up for the 5th “Pirates of the Caribbean”  film to be released on July 7th. Johnny Depp — sorely in need of  a hit– returns as the star with a big cast including Geoffrey Rush and Javier Bardem. Paul McCartney is said to have a cameo role.

But the real question is what happened to Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner, aka Davy Jones. Bloom was heavily featured in the first three “Pirates” movies, but was absent from Chapter four. It’s been announced that he’s in “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” but no one knows much about it.

SPOILERS AHEAD Now I’m told that Bloom will appear just in the beginning of the new film as a set up for his son, played by Brendan Thwaites. He also appears again at the end, possibly as a set up for a sixth installment that will focus on father and son. (Of course, Depp’s Jack Sparrow will never be far from sight.) This should be a kind of Sean Connery moment for Bloom (think Indiana Jones and his dad) although of course he’s far younger. No one makes a better swashbuckler than Bloom.

Bloom meanwhile hasn’t been wasting any time making more movies. He’s just finished Michael Apted’s “Unlocked,” with Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas and Toni Collette.

(PS Off subject a little– isn’t Michael Apted ready for a Governor’s Award from the Academy?)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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