Following on from a slight delay in filming, production has resumed again on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer has given fans a first glimpse of the film.
Captain Jack is back and we're not letting him go. pic.twitter.com/m6VVRTyFQm
— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) April 21, 2015
Back on March 10, Depp was injured during the filming, with reports varying as to the exact nature of the incident. He was flown back to the United States to undergo surgery for a damaged wrist. To celebrate the recommencement of filming the above tweet was sent by Bruckheimer with the words, “Captain Jack is back and we’re not letting him go.”The story line for the latest adventure reads: “A down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea… including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.”
Directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning, we also see the return of former cast Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush reprising their roles of Will Turner and Captain Barbosa. Javier Bardem makes his debut in the franchise as Captain Salazar.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is currently scheduled to hit cinemas July 7, 2017. Filming originally started in Australia back in February and was meant to be released in 2016. However, there have been several delays on production, cited as script and budget issues, which appear to have now been resolved, though it has resulted in the release date being pushed back.