The first teaser trailer for the next instalment in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise was shown during the Fear the Walking Dead finale on Sunday in the US, and you can watch it below. It’s surprisingly dark and moody in tone, and Captain Jack Sparrow is nowhere to be seen. Depp is certainly in the film, but perhaps Disney doesn’t see him as the main attraction anymore due to certain events concerning him of late, and the fact that he almost seems to be box office poison at the moment, though he certainly appears to be at the centre of the plot. They’re certainly taking their time with a film that was originally going to be shot alongside the fourth film On Stranger Tides, which for me just about managed to make up for the huge disappointment of At World’s End.
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, 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.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, written by Jeff Nathanson, and stars Johnny Depp, Kaya Scodelario, Carina Smyth, Orlando Bloom, Golshifteh Farahani, Javier Bardem, Kevin McNally, Brenton Thwaites, Geoffrey Rush and David Wenham. It’s out May 2017.