Orlando Bloom to return to 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

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It's a (Return to) a Pirate's Life for Orlando Bloom


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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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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