Last month, Disney finally released the first trailer for their long-awaited sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is set to invade theaters over the Memorial Day holiday weekend next year. It may certainly be quite some time before another trailer arrives, but today we have word that when the film hits theaters in the U.K., it will have a much different title on the marquee. This international title highlights one of the many new characters featured in this swashbuckling adventure.
In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, it was revealed that the U.K. title for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is actually Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge. This title refers to the nefarious Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem. A quick glimpse at IMDB reveals that this title will also be used in a number of other international markets, such as Brazil, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Singapore and Turkey.
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 (Javier 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. Disney has set a May 26, 2017 release date, which puts it up against Sony's sci-fi thriller Life, starring Ryan Reynolds.
The supporting cast includes newcomers Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites and Golshifteh Farahani, along with returning fan favorites from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise such as Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham as Scrum. We also reported last year that music legend Paul McCartney will play a brand new character, but no details about his role have been revealed. This franchise's last adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, also featured a music legend, Keith Richards, who played Jack Sparrow's father, Teague Sparrow.
Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing this high seas adventure, from a script by Jeff Nathanson. Production on this Pirates of the Caribbean 5 took place in Australia last year. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has earned $1.2 billion domestically and $3.7 billion worldwide from just four movies. Hopefully we'll learn more about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales soon, as we continue the countdown towards the May 26, 2017 release date.