Javier Bardem In Talks to Play Villain in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’

Javier Bardem
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One of Hollywood’s favorite bad guys, Javier Bardem, may take to the high seas as sources tell Variety that he is in talks to play the villain in “Pirates of the Caribbean 5.”

Johnny Depp will reprise his role as Jack Sparrow in the fifth installment of the Disney franchise with Jerry Bruckheimer producing.

Pre-production on “Pirates” is already under way in Australia, where the big-budget sequel will be shot. The film will bow in July 2017.

Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who got their sea legs with “Kon Tiki,” will direct.

Sources tell Variety that Bardem is expected to play some type of ghost pirate who clashes with Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow.

Production will begin in January with the studio still looking for a young male to join Depp in what would be the equivalent of the Orlando Bloom role from the first three pics.

Bardem, who is repped by WME, can be seen next in “The Gunman” with Sean Penn.

The Wrap first reported the Bardem news.


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  1. José Luis says:

    Raide en español. Muy inglish is very bad.
    For Woody Allen, traducción of Javier Bardem.
    Por qué you no hace una película sobre el famoso refrán of “La comedia de Ubrique” España. Que ya se ha llevado al teatro hace unos años. For my sería un honor.Saludos

  2. Louis says:

    Awesome we have two wonderful actors : Christopher Waltz and Javier Bardem.,i think Waltz its the perfect choice to play the main antagonist Captain Brand, Bardem can make a cameo as the next villain for Pirates 6. , i heard about Orlando Bloom talks to reprise his role of Will Turner, please get him back , same for Penélope Cruz as Angelica Teach , she’s amazing as Sparrow female counterpart…., bring back too Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Martin Klebba, David Bailie and of course Kevin R. Mcnally as Jack’s crew.. Can Reggie Lee return too .. And finally i heard of Rebecca Hall for the possible role of Caryna Smith, please she’s so great choose her…….

  3. Drake says:

    I hope they explain what happened to the black pearl as it was seen in pirates 4 shrunken and in a bottle…and was probably the best part of pirates 4…what they need to do is bring back that ship along with the actors and pirates that co- starred in the previous first 3 movies…they were awesome and funny…it ain’t the same without them..let jerry bruckheimer lend to sum action, it wouldn’t hurt…where be the rum?

    • roraw says:

      I think he will be great loved him in the movie the Counselor! I wished they would bring back the original cast members so much humor fantastic!

  4. Bardem is fantastic, but why are they still making these movies?

  5. Bardem is such a great villain I suspect that Jack Sparrow will not win this one.

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