Disney announced on Saturday (August 15) at the D23 Expo that Orlando Bloom will return in his role of Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Turner returns alongside the newly crowned Disney Legend Johnny Depp as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow.
Those of you who remember the hot mess that was Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End might be asking right now: How does this work? Didn’t Will take Davy Jones’ place on his ship, the Flying Dutchman? Isn’t he magically bound to remain there forever, only allowed to come to shore once every ten years? Those of you who are asking that need to pop the DVD in again, and this time, watch the entire credits.
Pirates 3 included a post-credits scene that revealed the fate of Will and gave him a happy ending. Ten years after this happened, Will was relieved of his duty and was able to reunite with dry land again — and with his wife Elizabeth and the son they’d sired during the one time they had consummated their marriage. Going by that logic, Turner should be fine for adventuring once more, though whether he wants to see Jack Sparrow again is another question.
There’s no word yet if Keira Knightley is also returning as Elizabeth. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is scheduled for a July 7, 2017 release date.