There’s a famous part of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland where an ominous voice says “Dead men tell no tales!” So I guess this is an adaptation of that line? These Pirates of the Caribbean movies are getting really granular.

Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth film in the Pirates franchise. Though you don’t see him in this teaser, Johnny Depp is back once again as Captain Jack Sparrow, the anchor that’s linked all of the Pirates to date. You don’t see him in this trailer either but Orlando Bloom is back for Dead Men as well, after skipping the previous PiratesOn Stranger Tides. So is Geoffrey Rush’s Captain Barbossa, Jack’s perpetual adversary.

The people who are in this trailer are the new characters, which is sort of a surprising choice. The weird looking, oddly polite bad guy is Captain Salazar, played by Javier Barden. The handsome young man he asks to send a message to Jack Sparrow is Henry Turner, played by Brenton Thwaites. According to Wikipedia (which is never wrong) he’s Bloom’s character’s son.

This Pirates is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, the Norwegian filmmaking team who previously made Kon-Tiki. Dead Men’s been delayed a couple times (the last Pirates came out way back in 2011) but it’s finally coming next summer. There’s not a lot to go on in this teaser, but the way Captain Salazar moves like he’s underwater, is pretty cool. Disney always puts a lot of money into these films so I guess they better look pretty cool. Here’s the Dead Men Tell No Tales teaser poster:


As you can see, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens on May 26, 2017. I don’t know why I feel the need to reiterate that. But I do.

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