In amongst all of the summer movie madness that is slowly cranking up in the film world, many will soon the return of some of their favourite franchises whether it’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers, Alien, Planet of the Apes or the recently released Fast & Furious 8.

But one new sequel that has many question marks over it is the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales, and while the previous few entries have been big hits they haven’t been received with as much positivity as the first adventure. Orlando Bloom, who starred in the first three films, is returning for part 5 as Will Turner and says where the sequels have disappointed, the new film will bring back much of the charm and adventure of the original.

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Speaking to HeyUGuys’ Scott Davis at a gala screening for his new action-thriller Unlocked on Tuesday evening, Bloom spoke about his re-introduction to the series and said that if fans have been let down since the first film, the new installment will get them excited all over again.

He said:

“I think they (fans) can expect the best of what we had at the beginning.”

“I saw the movie just the other day and it’s like a throwback to the first movie – it’s less about the big special effects and more of a story that you can get on board with.”

“I think if there’s still an appetite for Pirates of the Caribbean movies then this is a throwback to the first one which I was thought was always the best.”

Recently, a new trailer for the film also unveiled the return of Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann, the wife of Bloom’s Will Turner who became the immortal captain of the Flying Dutchman and was bound to it for eternity. The couple had a son, Henry, who is played by Brenton Thwaites (Gods of Egypt) in the new film.

Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush also return and are joined by newcomers Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) and Javier Bardem (Skyfall) as villain Armando Salazar. Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) direct the sequel.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens on May 26th; Unlocked arrives on May 5th.