The last decade has seen a resurgence of the minimalist movie poster. The works of Olly Moss and Brickhut have seen some astonishing pieces of art, and have been rightly lauded. Boiling the essence of a film down to an iconic image takes great skill, and can become an emblem of a complex work of art. It is an artistic movement that the designers behind the latest poster for Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales would have done well to avail themselves of. The latest poster for the film is an absolute mess, with a kitchen sink approach to the many thousand elements at play in the sequel.

Splitting seas, monster sharks, cannon balls on fire screaming across the open waters – it’s all here. Along with the stock photos of the cast posing with a kind of serious intent that only contractual obligations can evoke.

Johnny Depp returns once more for another go around as Captain Jack Sparrow. He is joined by a returning Orlando Bloom (who is absent from the poster – about the only element that is…), Geoffrey Rush and Kevin McNally along with Stephen Graham, Martin Klebba, Brenton Thwaites, David Wenham, Kaya Scodelario, Golshifteh Farahani and even Paul McCartney. Yes. Macca.

The film hoves into view around May 2017.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Movie Poster

Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Poster

A (much better) Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Movie Poster

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Movie Poster

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer


Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.