The entire Turner family will be present and accounted for in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The Pirate King is back.
Keira Knightley has appeared in an international trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, officially confirming her return as Elizabeth Swann – er, Turner.
Rumors had swirled for months that the actress might make an appearance in the film, given the return of Orlando Bloom as Will Turner. The rumors only grew with the confirmation of Brenton Thwaites’ role as Henry Turner.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End pretty well wrapped up the Turners’ storylines. Will was cursed to captain The Flying Dutchman, while Elizabeth raised their son. They could reunite for only one day every 10 years.
Neither Bloom nor Knightley returned in the fourth movie, and the storyline centered on Jack Sparrow in his search for the Fountain of Youth. In 2014, Knightley called it quits on the Pirates franchise entirely saying, “My time has definitely passed, I loved it, it was an amazing experience but I won’t be going back.”
As a result, many fans were speculating that Elizabeth might die in the new film – especially after seeing Will Turner’s new coral features.
Though Knightley’s return is definite, whether or not Elizabeth is alive is still unclear.
Assuming that she is, her storyline has plenty of options. Based on Elizabeth’s outfit in the trailer, it doesn’t look like she’s been focusing on her rule as the Pirate King. It appears she has also relocated from Port Royal to somewhere a bit more tropical.
So far, reactions to the film have been largely positive, praising its callbacks to the original. Dead Men will focus on Henry Turner, determined to free his father from the Dutchman. Like any Turner on a mission, he’ll need Jack Sparrow’s help. Together, they search for Poseidon’s Trident, all while running from a sinister Ghost Captain (just a day in a pirate’s life, right?)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on May 26, 2017.