Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is reportedly in talks to join Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Thwaites recently starred in the sci-fi movie The Giver, with Jeff Bridges, and played Prince Phillip in Disney's Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. He also appears in Son of a Gun with Ewan McGregor.
Thwaites would join series star Johnny Depp for his fifth high seas adventure as Captain Jack Sparrow. It was reported back in October that Javier Bardem would take the lead antagonist role of Captain Brand. A villainous spirit with an axe to grind against Sparrow, Brand blames Jack for his brother’s death years prior. Geoffrey Rush, another Pirates veteran, is expected to return as Barbossa. With an equal hatred for Jack Sparrow, Barbossa would join Brand in his hunt for the former Black Pearl captain. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits cinemas in July, 2017.