posted by JackSLover
The Dead Men Tell No Tales script is still being written by Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 2 & 3), who took over from Pirates 1-4 co-writers Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio for the fifth installment. Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) are sure to be changing, altering and/or deleting various elements from Nathanson’s original screen story with each subsequent script draft that he finishes hereon out; nonetheless, we have some rumored plot and character details to offer today, as a sneak peek at what the final product may (roughly) end up looking like.
Be warned: some of these could be considered potential MILD SPOILERS for Dead Men Tell No Tales, so take that into consideration before you read on…
Bleeding Cool has assembled together various tidbits of information and behind-the-scenes details on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, in order to produce an incomplete yet useful picture of what’s in store for Jack Sparrow this time around. I've outlined the plot and character deets below in bullet-point form (for you convenience):
(Captain?) Jack Sparrow will have a new female counterpart, who is “suspected of witchcraft, she’s actually a woman of science.” The sexual tension between them is described as being “one-sided.”
There are, in fact, real witches in Nathanson’s script and they are essential to the narrative; albeit, the spell-casters are said to have “somewhat less of a hoodoo flavouring” (so probably no Tia Dalma appearance, especially after what happened in At World’s End).
One of the main characters will be the ghost of a British military recruit, who goes on a revenge mission with the still-living Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). This subplot is where the movie got its subtitle from.
No Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) or Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley); instead, the stock young pretty couple this time will be “from farming families” (note: these characters are somewhat extraneous to the plot and could wind up being dropped from the script).
The film will open with a “rather awkward wedding” (Does Jack get cold feet? Or is he a literal wedding crasher?)
Part of the main storyline incorporates elements from the Bermuda Triangle myth.
All in all, it sounds as though Nathanson’s screenplay will follow the same format as Elliott and Rossio’s scripts for the previous Pirates installments: multiple story threads, whimsical supernatural elements, a swooning romance subplot and Jack Sparrow at the center of the ensuing chaos. Not that anyone was (realistically) expecting there to be some major changes made to the formula at this stage, but here is to hoping that the Pirates 5 script’s execution is more inspired than that for the previous movie, On Stranger Tides, in particular (the same goes for Rønning and Sandberg’s efforts compared to Rob Marshall’s listless direction on the fourth installment).
Now, some of this news, will be very disheartening for big fans of Angelica, but, as is says in the title, rumors are rumors and this better be a dam rumor.
In my opinion, bringing in a new female lead will ruin the movies. It will ruin the flow of the story. I've heard they are planning to make the 4,5 and 6 connect like 1,2 and 3 did. But if adding a new female lead role, it will stop that transition between movies.
Bringing in a new female role is pointless, when they have a perfect, strong, witty, as equally matched to jack as any one could be, Spanish beauty ready on a beach with a voodoo doll in her hand, waiting for her time in the Caribbean sun once again. We can't just leave her there, especially when jack and Angelica's story needs to be delved into more. Also, their bickering will be a great comedy relief for the movie.
Besides, with her having position of the jack voodoo doll, it gives a start to a story right there, no need for a new female role.
Now, I know some will agree and some will disagree with me, but I am voicing my opinion, and you are free to add a comment on your thoughts.
JackSlover - Liz