In an interview, Orlando Bloom said this movie will be a soft reboot of the previous installments.
As of this movie, Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Kevin McNally are the only actors to appear in every movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Christoph Waltz was originally cast in the role of Captain Brand but dropped out due to other work commitments. Javier Bardem was then given the role but the name was changed from Brand to Salazar to sound more Mediterranean to accompany Bardem's Spanish descent. Bardem and Waltz both previously played villains in Daniel Craig James Bond films. Bardem in Skyfall (2012) and Waltz in Spectre (2015).
Fredrik Bond, Tim Burton, Alfonso Cuarón, Shawn Levy, Sam Raimi, Rupert Sanders and Chris Weitz were considered to direct this movie.
With a release six years after its predecessor, marks the largest gap between the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
According to Australian film industry sources, the budget is above $350 million. This was officially confirmed by Disney and the Queensland Arts Minister on October 2, 2014, stating that filming will take place exclusively in Queensland, Australia, being the largest production to ever shoot in the country.
Johnny Depp injured his hand while filming in Australia and had to make a trip back to the U.S.
After failing to return for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Disney reached back out to Martin Klebba (Marty), Lee Arenberg (Pintel) and Mackenzie Crook (Raghetti) to return for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). Only Klebba was able to make it work with in his schedule.
Orlando Bloom's last appearance as Will Turner in ten years since Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007).
The five finalists for the female lead were Lucy Boynton, Gabriella Wilde, Jenna Thiam, Kaya Scodelario and Alexandra Dowling. After Brenton Thwaites was cast, the studio did chemistry tests with Thwaites and the actresses to see who best fit the role. Kaya Scodelario was eventually cast. [Variety]
Geoff Zanelli will be the 3rd composer in the franchise. Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt worked on the previous installments.
Ansel Elgort, Brenton Thwaites, Taron Egerton, George MacKay & Sam Keeley were all in the running for the role of Henry, the young lead in the film. Thwaites was eventually cast in the role.
The film Was originally set to release on July 7, 2017. An earlier installment in the series Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) was also released on this date 11 years prior. The release date has since been changed to May 26, 2017.
This is the second film in the series, following Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, to be marketed as the final installment of the series.
The name of the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, "Dead men tell no tales", was previously mentioned by Cotton's parrot in the first movie "The Curse of the Black Pearl" and during a transition scene in the third movie "At Worlds End"
After working with each other for the first three Pirates of the Caribbean installments, after Martin Klebba got married and learned he was having a daughter, Martin called Mackenzie Crook to ask if he could name his baby girl after him. Mackenzie said "Yes, of course!" Martin then named his baby Makenzie Rae Klebba.
David Wenham has worked with Orlando Bloom in two of the three The Lord of the Rings movies (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003); David as Faramir and Orlando as Legolas). He has also worked with Johnny Depp in Public Enemies (2009).
In the third instalment of the franchise, when their Chinese ship goes over the waterfall when they were searching for Jack in Davy Jones's Locker, the screen goes black and you can hear a voice say "Dead Men Tell No Tales", which was the original title for this movie.
Javier Bardem's wife Penélope Cruz starred in the previous installment of the Pirates movies (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)). Coincidentally, Cruz had once worked with directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg in the 2006 western comedy Bandidas (2006).
Orlando Bloom and Adam Brown both appeared in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) as Legolas and Ori, respectively.
In several countries, the film is set to be released as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge, including English-speaking countries.
To prevent fans from interfering with the production, secret filming locations used the production name of 'Herschel' to hide the fact it was the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film.
This would be the second film in the series to be shot digitally. The first one was Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).
Pirates of the Caribbean is the 15th Highest Grossing Franchise Ever with gross collection of $1,279,221,957 domestically and $3,729.6 million Globally.
For the first time in the series since Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (which he co-wrote with Klaus Badelt), Hans Zimmer is not composing the music for the film. Instead, one of his protégés, Geoff Zanelli, who worked on all previous four installments in the franchise, is the main composer for the film.
According to The Sunday Telegraph, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has racked up a $320 million bill, well over its initial budget of $250 million, after production had to drop anchor when Johnny accidentally injured his hand on set in Queensland's the Gold Coast in March.
The first film of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise, to not actually be filmed in the Caribbean.
Part of the advertising campaign for the film is the tagline: 'All Pirates Must Die'. This is a play on the line 'all men must die' from the tv show Game of Thrones (2011) which is a phrase spoken by various religious and political groups in Essos invoking the idea that no one is invincible and we will all head to our graves one day.
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