Disney has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The trailer shows off a brutal attack on a British vessel as a lone, ghostly figure (Javier Bardem) strides through the violence. "Find Sparrow for me," he tells the ship's lone survivor, "And relay a message from Captain Salazar. Tell him death comes straight for him."
"Tell him death comes straight for him."
The teaser sets up a chilling tone for the film, putting Bardem's character front and center, and echoes the horrifying nature of the ghostly pirate crew from Curse of the Black Pearl. There's also a bit of humor mixed in.
The film is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Netflix’s Marco Polo), and brings back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, who is being pursued by Bardem’s Salazar and his crew of ghostly pirates. The movie will also bring back Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner, who had taken control of the Flying Dutchman at the end of the third film, At World’s End.
The last film in the franchise, On Strange Tides, came out in 2011 and was a major success at the box office, even as it received mixed reviews from critics. Dead Men Tell No Tales was planned in 2011 alongside with the fourth film, but was pushed back due to issues with the scripts and the flop of Disney’s The Lone Ranger in 2013.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on May 26th, 2017.