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Published On: Fri, Oct 17th, 2014

New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film may have Javier Bardem as the villain

Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow may have his hands full in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film as another villain is being cast. The fifth film in the series, titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, may have Skyfall actor Javier Bardem sparring with the popular pirate.

According to The Wrap Bardem is in talks to be the next villain to oppose Captain Jack Sparrow in the new Disney film, which will be directed byEspen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning.

Neither side has made anything official, but Bardem is presumed to be joining Christoph Waltz, who had been rumored to be the villain, Captain Brand. Some history reveals this villainous ghost to hold a grudge against Jack Sparrow. Captain Brand holds Sparrow responsible.

Geoffrey Rush is also suppose to reprising his role as Barbossa that could even pair up with Captain Brand while Orlando Bloom is said to be making a cameo appearance. Also, cast members such as Stephen Graham and Ian McShane may be making their returns.

The production was attempting to begin filming in early 2015, this was when Bloom’s cameo/role was announced as well. This was when the Australian government confirmed a massive payout to be the home for Pirates 5.

“The government is pleased to agree to Disney’s request to enable earlier funding to be repurposed for the production of Pirates of the Caribbean 5,” said  federal arts minister George Brandis. in a statement. “Any decision to film productions in Australia is a commercial matter for Disney.”

Penelope Cruz and Keith Richards are also expected to return.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters on July 7, 2017.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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  1. simpleNewz - The Global Dispatch RSS Feed for 2014-10-18 says:

    […] New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film may have Javier Bardem as the villain […]

  2. Sean says:

    This article has it wrong. Javier Bardem is replacing Christoph Waltz to play the same character that Christoph Waltz was originally going to play.

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