Pirates 5: Here’s What We Know About Jack Sparrow’s New Boat, New Allies

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The last Pirates of the Caribbean movie left our hero Jack Sparrow without his famous ship, The Black Pearl. It would appear that he hasn't found a way to get her back as new information says the next entry in the series will include a much different ship. He'll also have new allies working with him though, that doesn't mean they're all on the same page.

Disney has released an updated plot synopsis for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which delves a little deeper into how the story will unfold and gives us a bit of information about the state that Jack Sparrow will be in when we see him again. The biggest item is that Captain Jack will not be the captain of his beloved Black Pearl. Instead, he'll be at the helm of a ship called the Dying Gull. Its description is about as impressive as that name. The synopsis calls it "pitifully small and shabby."

During Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides The Black Pearl had been shrunken down and placed inside a bottle by Blackbeard. By the end of the film, the ship is still in that shape, though Jack Sparrow is in possession of it, and hopes to find a way to return it to normal. It would appear that he has not found a way to do so between movies.

On the Dying Gull with him, Jack Sparrow will have a pair of shipmates along for the ride. Kaya Scodelario will play an astronomer named Carina Smyth. Stars were given a prominent place in the teaser trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It would seem that following them is the way to locate the Trident of Poseidon, an object Jack apparently needs to defend himself from Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem. Jack's other companion is a "headstrong" Royal Navy sailor named Henry. We've seen him, played by Brenton Thwaites, in the trailer as well, being accosted by Salazar.

Henry's last name has not been given in any official capacity and that appears to be by design. The rumor is that Henry is actually Henry Turner, the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, the characters played by Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightly in the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. We know that Bloom will be reprising his role as Will/Davy Jones and the word is that Knightly might possibly be back as well.

With only a short Jack Sparrow free teaser trailer released so far, we'd expect to get a full trailer sooner rather than later. Hopefully, that will let us see all these new development rather than simply read them. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men Tell No Tales hits theaters May 26.

Dirk Libbey
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