Orlando Bloom Expresses Interest in Returning for the Next “Pirates of the Caribbean” Film

Fans of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise were thrilled when Orlando Bloom, who played the role of Will Turner in the first three films, recently expressed his interest in returning for the sixth film of the swashbuckling adventure franchise.

During a recent interview with Parade, Bloom shared his thoughts on potentially revisiting the character of Will Turner, saying, “I wouldn’t mind seeing what Will looked like today in some ways, because he was such this earnest guy, but after rumbling around the bottom of the ocean for as long as he would have done at this point, it’d be interesting to see how he surfaces and what he’s like.”

Bloom first portrayed the character in the franchise’s first film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” in 2003. The character was initially depicted in the film as a blacksmith’s apprentice working in Port Royal, Jamaica, who embarks on a life-changing adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, after the love of his life, Elizabeth Swann, played by Keira Knightley, is kidnapped by pirates.

Bloom returned as Will Turner in the franchise’s second and third films, “Dead Man’s Chest” and “At World’s End,” respectively. In these films, Will replaces Davy Jones as the immortal captain of the Flying Dutchman. This plot point was revisited in the franchise’s fifth film, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” in which Will and Elizabeth’s son, Henry, played by Brenton Thwaites, seeks the Trident of Poseidon to destroy it and break all curses imposed by the sea, including the one that binds his father to the Dutchman.

Bloom also made a brief cameo in the franchise’s fifth film, including the film’s post-credits scene, which teased a potential sixth film involving the return of Davy Jones.

Should Disney move forward with “Pirates of the Caribbean 6,” which has been in various stages of development since 2011, it could be a family affair with Brenton Thwaites also expressing interest in returning for a sixth film or spinoff.

“Pirates of the Caribbean” remains one of Disney’s most successful film franchises, with all installments grossing over $650 million worldwide. It was also the first franchise to have two films, “Dead Man’s Chest” and “On Stranger Tides,” gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

The franchise even crossed over with the open-world video game “Sea of Thieves” in 2021 with a free expansion that included a new original story featuring Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones. The original 1967 theme park from which the films are derived continues to operate at Disneyland.

As fans eagerly await the return of the beloved “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, the potential return of Orlando Bloom as Will Turner has only added to the excitement surrounding the upcoming sixth film.

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