– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Pirates of The Caribbean franchise is going to sail its way back into theaters in a few months. The fifth entry in the formidable franchise is titled Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and it’ll once again find Johnny Depp front-and-center as Captain Jack Sparrow. If this new synopsis is any indication, Sparrow could wind up being one very tight-lipped dead man by the end of this one.

Disney has just released an official synopsis for Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which you can check out right there.

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Benton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Yes, it looks like everyone’s favorite swashbuckling scoundrel is going to be on-the-run for this next high seas adventure.

I was about to write a snarky comment about how “If this entry continues the trend of the last two then it’ll be the Pirates franchise itself that doesn’t live to tell more tales” when I looked and realized that the last one made over a billion freakin’ dollars! Wow. The franchise actually grew between entries 3 and 4. People really like these flicks, eh? I must be in the vast minority of folks who checked out of the Pirates franchise in the middle of the first entry.


Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes out on May 26.


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.