Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold up! Pirates of the Caribbean 5? Do we giddily jump up and down or do we roll our eyes?
Maybe do a little of both? At Larkable, at least 2 of us have a wall dedicated to PotC complete with posters handed out at premieres, cast posters, souvenirs from the Caribbean, and a rum bottle, and I might have gone as Elizabeth Swan for multiple Halloweens, but do we really need a 5th Pirates of the Caribbean?
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sounds as though it’s going to be typical swashbuckling, adrenaline pumping, cheer worthy, visual spectacular we’ve come to expect from PotC. What more could Jerry Bruckheimer bring, you might ask? Witches. Not just Tia Dalma, which she may or may not be returning, but real swamp witches. Apparently there’s supposed to be some plot teasers having to do with the Bermuda triangle. It’s the Caribbean during the Imperial Age, the sky is the limit as far as plot devices.
Things are looking serious as the incredible Ian McShane talks about his returning role as Blackbeard. How freakin’ exciting, right?! I mean…lame. He was dead, right? Well, so was Balbosa, and we all know how that turned out.
The biggest thing is, Johnny Depp is coming back. And as long as Johnny Depp keeps coming back, the diehards—and there are plenty of us—will keep coming back too. It doesn’t matter how fantastical or ridiculous the plot becomes, Pirates of the Caribbean is a franchise too fun to quit. The budgets get bigger and the special effects get better. I would see it multiple times in theaters if they could bring Will Turner or Elizabeth Swan back. Orlando Bloom the Pure of Heart and Kyra Knightly the Brave Beauty portrays two of the best characters cinema has to offer. Will and Elizabeth Turner are fiercely in love with each other and that compassion moves them to action, but they don’t let their love for the other cripple them into not doing what needs to be done. They’re surrounded by men with no honor and try to do the right thing. What do you do among so much corruption? Which side is actually the good side? What do you have left to believe in?
Also, Christoph Waltz is rumored for the cast, and after his award winning performance in Django Unchained, who can’t wait to see him in another eccentric role?
As far as a release date for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, that is yet to be decided. It could either be during 2015, but with the lineup 2015 is offering so far, that might be a little dangerous even for a pirate, so it’ll more likely be 2016.
We’re psyched. We’re so freakin’ psyched. The joke is definitely running itself into the grave, but the pirate lovers still can’t get enough. We’ll follow ya anywhere cap’n!