Orlando Bloom to return to 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

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At Disney's D23 Expo this weekend, we learned a lot about the studio's upcoming slate of films. But Disney also confirmed one of our favorite characters will be returning to the fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.

"I want to officially announce that Will Turner, played by Orlando Bloom, will return," said Disney President of Production Sean Bailey.

Now, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" has actually already wrapped production, which makes this a pretty well-kept secret, considering paparazzi could have caught Bloom on set.
And we are so glad they didn't, because between Bloom's return and Johnny Depp's surprise appearance on stage at D23 as Captain Jack Sparrow, fans certainly got a treat only Disney could provide.

"Hello!," Depp yells while staggering across the stage.


Bloom didn't appear in the fourth "Pirates" film, "On Stranger Tides." That means when "Dead Men Tell No Tales" releases in 2017, it will have been 10 years since Bloom starred in one of the franchise's films.

"Will you marry me?," Orlando Bloom's character asked Keira Knightley's character, Elizabeth Swann.

"I don't think now is the best time!" she replied.

And just to recap, the post-credit scene of the end of the last "Pirates" film Bloom was in showed Keira Knightley's character, Elizabeth Swann, standing with her and Will Turner's young son.

The son, played by Dominic Scott Kay, is listed on IMDb as returning for the fifth film, so you have to wonder if he will follow in the footsteps of his father.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will hit theaters July 7, 2017.

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An audio-animatronics figure of a pirate from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction at the Disneyland theme park is displayed before a special-effects filming scale model of the "Black Pearl" ship used in several "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, during a preview of "D23 Presents Treasures Of The Walt Disney Archives," at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., Wednesday, June 27, 2012. D23, the official Walt Disney fan club, refers to 1923, the year Disney founded his world-famous company. The exhibit features more than 500 historic artifacts, including models, props, artwork and set pieces, many never before seen by the public, from nearly nine decades of Disney history. The exhibit opens to the public on July 6. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
This is an undated handout photo of a scene from Disneyland's "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride in Anaheim, Calif. Three hundred years since the real thing and 30 years since they opened at Disneyland, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" have been electronically purged of lust. A pirate still chases a woman, (back right) but now she carries a plate of food and drink. Closed two months for technical and social modernization, the ride _ the last Walt Disney worked on before his death in 1966 _ was reopened Friday, March 7, 1997, in a ceremony honoring 18 of the original builders, most of them present. (AP Photo/Disneyland)
Dec. 13, 2010 - Anaheim, California, U.S. - Pirates of the Caribbean fans, some wearing pirate costumes, stream onto the ride at Disneyland after a 3D screening of the the new film's trailer at Downtown Disney Monday morning. (Credit Image: © Joshua Sudock/The Orange County Register/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Dec. 13, 2010 - Anaheim, California, U.S. - Pirates of the Caribbean fans, some wearing pirate costumes, stream onto the ride at Disneyland after a 3D screening of the the new film's trailer at Downtown Disney Monday morning. (Credit Image: © Joshua Sudock/The Orange County Register/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Dec. 13, 2010 - Anaheim, California, U.S. - Disneyland park guests, some dressed in authentic pirate cloths laugh and smile as they emerge from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disnseyland. (Credit Image: © Joshua Sudock/The Orange County Register/ZUMAPRESS.com)
An actor portraying the character Capt. Jack Sparrow entertains the crowds in front of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, near Orlando, Friday, July 7, 2006. The classic ride officially re-opened Friday after a 3-month closure to add characters and features from the blockbuster motion picture franchise. The Magic Kingdom's re-opening of the Pirates attraction Friday coincided with the nationwide release of the movie 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.' (Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride at Disneyland (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride at Disneyland (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride at Disneyland (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride at Disneyland (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride at Disneyland (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Ride at Disneyland (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Pirates of the Caribbean Ride at Disneyland Resort at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
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