Johnny Depp is, of course, reprising as pirate Jack Sparrow, while Orlando Bloom says he’s been approached to return to the Pirates franchise for Dead Men Tell No Tales, as part of a story that would revolve around his character, Will Turner, and Will’s son. Actor Brenton Thwaites (The Giver), who is playing the movie’s young male lead (who may or may not be Will’s son), has now shed a little more light on that matter.
Another recent development is that Kaya Scodelario (that one girl in Maze Runner and Effy from Skins) has been cast for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
If the movie really does feature Will Turner/Davy Jones’s son, then it will obviously be hard to tell the story without even a glimpse of him, but I suppose it’s possible. Plus, a return to the franchise’s roots is certainly best.
Pirates has always been best when mismatching Jack Sparrow with a straight man like Turner, so his son is the next best thing for now.