The Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge full trailer is in and it looks like Disney Pictures are throwing everything otherworldly at its final action adventure foray in the series. There are a couple of versions to check out below, giving us a good insight into the back story of Captain Salazar, along with a lot of the CGI effects, which is the series has become synonymous with.
In a slightly bizarre twist, the film has been given a different title in the UK to that of it’s North American release, so you’ll probably see the film going by a number of names, as you can see in the trailer videos below. Initially, it was simply known as Pirates Of The Caribbean V before going on to be confirmed as Dead Men Tell No Tales. However, this has since been washed over for the UK release where the film goes by the name Salazar’s Revenge, similar to the Zootopia/Zootropolis Disney double take last year, which was just as confusing.
The full trailer does a lot to introduce the new characters that will be making their debut in the film. Firstly, there’s young adventurer Henry, played by Brenton Thwaits (Maleficent), who you can see trying to warn Jack about Salazar in the trailer. They’re joined by astronomer Carina Smyth, played by Kaya Scodelaria (Skins), who gets tangled up with them all on the the search for the ocean-controlling Trident of Poseidon.
In all fairness, there’s a lot of similarities between the two new young characters and their predecessors, Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner, but you can’t really blame Disney for trying to recapture the previous movie magic of the first film one last time. However, there’s rumours that Orlando Bloom is set to return to the series as Captain Will Turner/Davey Jones, although he doesn’t feature in any of the trailers as of yet, so this could mix things up a little.
The trailer also features a lot of Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem (Skyfall), who looks very gnarly in his ghostly form. He’s pretty intense, which works well for the role, and with the computer animation on his face and hair he’s an intimidating sight as he stalks his ghost ship on his mission to wipe out all pirates and exact his revenge on his enemy, Captain Jack Sparrow.
The rest of the CGI is pretty epic with everything from enormous ghost ships to vast open sea battles on dark and storm-lashed waves. There’s a little teaser of some of the zombie sharks that feature too, along with a huge rift in the sea, which looks like it might be part of the final scenes in the film
One of the most impress pieces of SFX is the reconstruction of Jack Sparrow as his younger self in the flashback story section of the trailer. It’s pretty funny, but does look very convincing, which is more than we can say for similar efforts from Disney on the fabrication of Princess Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge will be hitting the big screen in the UK on the 26th May 2017. While it doesn’t necessarily look like there’s much in the way of storyline innovation, it should be a fun and action-packed closer to the series, delivering one last dark slice of the swashbuckling fan favourite.