Nearly a year after Orlando Bloom teased his potential return to the franchise, Disney confirmed at D23 Expo that the actor will reprise his role as Will Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."
Bloom's character was last seen in 2007's "At World's End," where he replaced Davy Jones as captain of the Flying Dutchman, cursed to spend only one day on land for every 10 years at sea. How big of a role he'll have in the fifth "Pirates" film wasn't revealed by Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn, naturally.
He joins returning franchise star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, whose ghostly nemesis Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) escapes from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack's only hope of survival is to find the Trident of Poseidon, a legendary artifact that grants its possessor complete control over the seas.
Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" also stars Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally and Stephen Graham. The film opens July 7, 2017.