From everyone I’ve talked to and everything I’ve read, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has returned from the dark pit of no good and is actually on the good side of the majority of movie-goers. Unlike the previous few movies, Dead Men Tell No Tales actually looks like it could be awesome, possibly resurrecting the franchise and (hopefully) bringing that flair we enjoyed so much from the first.
With that said, what has made this fifth movie so exciting in the marketing and leading to its release is the mystery revolving around certain aspects. Is Brendon Thwaites’ character the son of Will and Elizabeth Turner? How big of a role does Orlando Bloom’s character play? Does Keira Knightley make an appearance as the ass-kicking wife of the now Davy Jones? For us fans, going into that theater knowing we might get a chance to see these mysteries unfold in front of our eyes was such a big part of our excitement, and now, at least one of those questions has been answered.
The move is still well over a month away and thanks to the following international trailer, as you can see by the thumbnail image, Knightley does in fact make a return to the sea of pirates as Elizabeth Turner. Now, the question still remains as to how much of a role it is, but why ruin it? Whether it is just a cameo or not, why spoil her return in marketing footage? I would have been absolutely pumped if I saw her pop up on screen come next not knowing it was going to happen, but now, I already know. I know that at some point in the movie, she will show up. The surprise is now ruined.
I could literally talk about this and how today’s marketing programs are ruining so much of film, but I’m not going to because it’s very, very obvious. If you choose, check out the new international trailer for Pirates 5 below and after you do (or don’t), let me know what you think of it and if you’re okay with it spoiling Elizabeth Swann’s return. Do you think the movie looks good? Are you looking forward to it? Why or why not? Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails into theaters on May 26th, 2017 and stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Javier Bardem, and Geoffrey Rush.