Orlando Bloom has revealed that he is in talks for a return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The actor appeared as Will Turner in the first three Pirates instalments but famously didn’t feature in Pirates 4: On Stranger Tides in 2011.
Bloom has since publically stated that he would be open to a return to the franchise, but now he has also given some idea on how Will could possibly appear.
“I’m not entirely sure that [I’ll be back] just yet but there are talks,” Bloom told IGN
“Basically they want to reboot the whole franchise, I think, and do something with me and the relationship with my son.
“I’m of course Davey Jones now, so I’m down the bottom of the ocean. It might be kind of fun to do something where I’m rumbling round the bottom of the ocean, because I won’t look anything like me. Get all gnarly.”
Personally, I would love to see Orlando Bloom back and especially looking completely different. Bill Nighy as Davy Jones was immense, and I’d love to see Bloom do something similar.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End will start filming in 2015 in Australia, with Johnny Depp returning to his central role as the iconic Jack Sparrow. Brenton Thwaites is rumoured to be in final talks to play the young male lead, with The Maze Runner’s Kaya Scodelario and Gabriella Wilde (Endless Love) allegedly being asked to test for the young female lead.
Geoffrey Rush is also strongly rumoured to be reprising his role as Captain Barbossa (he really better be), and praise the Lord, Keira Knightley has said she would not return.
So all in all, this is shaping up to be a pretty decent goodbye to the franchise. I really, really hope the script is strong. After Stranger Tides, Pirates really needs to come back with a bang or else it really will be a case of rats deserting a sinking ship.
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