Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is absolutely happening whether we like it or not. The previous installment in the Pirates franchise On Stranger Tides made over $1 billion dollars worldwide, and if there’s anything we know about Disney it’s they are in the business of making money (not withstanding John Carter).
While there’s no question that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been successful financially, it’s viewers are growing more and more fatigued with a franchise that should have ended after At Worlds End. However, like I said Pirates 5 is happening and Disney is aware of franchise fatigue beginning to takeover, as they look for ways to revamp the franchise’s relevance. One of those ways involves bringing back Orlando Bloom as Will Turner for the upcoming fifth film.
During an interview with IGN, actor Orlando Bloom was asked about his potential involvement with Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Bloom responded with the following…
“I’m not entirely sure that [I’ll be back] just yet, but there are talks. Basically they want to reboot the whole franchise, I think, and do something with me and the relationship with my son.”
Now considering how At Worlds End concluded, with Will Turner taking on duties as Captain of The Flying Dutchman, it’ll be difficult in seeing exactly how Will bonds with his son. The captain must serve ten years at sea, with only one day allowed on shore. However, At Worlds End writers assured that after the ten years are served he can be relieved of his duties and return to land. An interesting plot can be developed between Will’s son coming to terms with his father’s disappearance while attempting to bond. That said, during the interview Bloom maintained that he is essentially Davy Jones and expressed a desire to portray a character “rumbling round the bottom of the ocean.” As for rebooting the franchise, then why even bring back Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in their memorable roles if your intention is for a fresh start? Perhaps a soft reboot is a more likely term to be used.
However they decide to use the Will Turner character (should Orlando Bloom sign on), hopefully they won’t waste much time risking more loss in viewer interest. Directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandbergn are set to direct the film, officially subtitled Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Would Orlando Bloom reprising his role in a fifth Pirates film (with a good story) be enough to get you looking forward to this film?
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be in theaters July 7, 2017.
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