Though its popularity has waned in recent years, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is still a big earner for Disney with a total of $3.7 billion made over the course of four movies since the first one hit in 2003.
The cast of the fifth movie continues to grow as it has been revealed today that Disney have chosen Skins star Kaya Scodelario as the female lead in Pirates of the Caribbean 5. The British actress made a name for herself in the US with a role in The Maze Runner, and this should also help take her career to the next level.
Scodelario joins Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow and Maleficent star Brenton Thwaites as a British soldier called Henry. That’s all we know about that particular character, but he’s thought to be a good guy!
Last we heard, Javier Bardem was in talks to play the villainous Captain Brand, and it was revealed that his character is a ghost looking for revenge against Sparrow as he blames him for the death of his brother.
Geoffrey Rush returns as Captain Barbossa and Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner is also rumoured to make a comeback. Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will direct Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Jerry Bruckheimer is again back to produce. It’s set to be released on July 7th, 2017.
Pleased to announce that we cast Kaya Scodelario for the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean. Talented young actor from Skins & The Maze Runner.