PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Star Returning for DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
There be spoilers ahead, matey.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the upcoming fifth installment in Disney’s Pirates franchise, and star Keira Knightley – who portrayed Governor’s daughter-turned pirate captain Elizabeth Swann in director Gore Verbinski’s trilogy – isn’t sitting out the newest chapter after all. Knightley didn’t appear in the series’ fourth outing, On Stranger Tides, nor did Orlando Bloom, whose Will Turner evolved from blacksmith to pirate to captain of the Flying Dutchman over the course of the triad of films largely concerned with the Elizabeth/Will love tale. With Dead Men Tell No Tales seeing the return of Bloom’s undead sea captain – and son Henry (Brenton Thwaites) tackling a major role, being the sole hero of the film to appear in the debut teaser trailer – it came as a surprise that Will’s wife and Henry’s mother Elizabeth wouldn’t be appearing, with audiences having seen her last in the post-credits scene of 2007’s At World’s End.
Knightley will make a “surprise appearance” in Dead Men Tell No Tales, says a new report. The site adds that Knightley has already shot scenes for the film, with her role amounting to a “small cameo during the end credits” – one that hints at a “potential larger role” in the sixth Pirates. Knightley will appear opposite Bloom and Johnny Depp (captain Jack Sparrow) in her scenes. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelarlio and Paul McCartney, and sets sail May 26th, 2017.