New Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Trailer Confirms A Classic Character’s Return

Warning: spoilers for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are ahead!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is finally coming out next month, and as per usual, Captain Jack Sparrow will be causing a ruckus as he deals with the latest foe who's antagonizing the high seas. However, he won't be the only important familiar faces fans can look forward to in the newest Pirates installment. Not only will Captain Hector Barbossa and Gibbs be back for another round of adventuring, but Orlando Bloom's Will Turner was revealed to be coming back after being absent from this series for a decade. Now it's official that Will's wife will also be gracing the big screen again, as the new Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer from Japan shows a quick shot of Elizabeth Swann.

Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Keira Knightley was rumored to appear in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales last December, but this new preview confirms that the onetime Pirate King will make an appearance in the fifth entry of the long-running Disney movie series. While it's immediately clear that she's on land in shot and appears to have spotted something, this isn't enough to gauge how she'll fit into the story. However, given both her husband's involvement and that her son Henry (played by Brenton Thwaites) is one of Dead Men Tell No Tale's leading characters, it stands to reason that she'll at least have a minor role rather than a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo.

You can watch the new Japanese Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer below to catch Keira Knightley's quick appearance and the rest of the action teased.

The last time we saw Elizabeth Swann was at the end of 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, when Davy Jones had been defeated and Will Turner had been revived from the dead as the Dutchman's new captain. Because of Will's new duty to escort souls to the afterlife, he and Elizabeth consummated their marriage, and before departing, he gave her the Dead Man's Chest, which contained his heart, for safekeeping. The At World's End post-credits scene showed the couple reuniting a decade later, but this time, Elizabeth was accompanied by Henry. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales takes place at least a decade later (if not more), and while an earlier preview showed Henry and Will crossing paths, maybe the whole family will reunite once this insanity with Javier Bardem's Armando Salazar is over.

You can catch Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' swashbuckling action in theaters starting on May 26.

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