More Pirates for Orlando?

More Pirates for Orlando?

Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner might be returning to the Pirates franchise after all!

It has been reported that Bloom has made comments indicating there’s been some discussion about his character returning in the new film “Dead Men Tell No Tales”, after having stayed out of the most recent instalment, 2011’s “On Stranger Tides”.

In fact, the Hobbit star has been reported to go so far as to say;

I’m open to it. That whole experience working with Johnny and Gore was really amazing for me.

Saying he’s open to it is obviously a long way from sealing a deal but we could be looking a possible returns of several original cast members at this stage with rumours of Geoffrey Rush and Jack Davenport also circulating. Johnny Depp is already officially attached to the film.

Also in Pirate news which is exciting for those of us in Australia, the fifth film has also been confirmed to be shooting in Australia! Filming will occur in Queensland to be exact, with studio filming to take place on the goldcoast and some potential location shoots to also occur somewhere in the far north of the state.

“Dead Men Tell No Tales” is targeting a 2017 release, no doubt to be included in that year’s summer season of block busters, with a script by Jeff Nathanson who also worked on Catch Me If you Can, Rush Hour 3, and Tower Heist just to mention a few.


Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.