The INSIDER Summary:
- Disney released a new behind-the-scenes look at “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” which may have revealed a little too much about the plot.
- The video labels Brenton Thwaites as playing Henry Turner.
- That means he’ll be the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).
- Henry’s last name was previously left out of press releases and marketing.
- The character was first teased in an end-credits scene for “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
Disney released a new behind-the-scenes look at its next “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, and it confirmed what fans have been thinking since the sequel’s first teaser trailer: Brenton Thwaites will be playing Henry Turner, the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).
The studio has been pretty careful up until now to keep Henry’s last name a secret.
When the first teaser trailer for the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie was released back in October, fans did a double take at Thwaites’ character. He looked like a spot-on ringer for Orlando Bloom’s character, leading many to wonder whether or not he may play the character’s son in the fifth installment in the franchise, though teasers gave no hint as to who he may be.
Press releases for the film distributed to journalists have had the following movie synopsis, which curiously showed each character’s last name except for Henry’s.
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
So it was a bit of a surprise that an almost two-minute behind-the-scenes clip, in lieu of a trailer, made the big reveal a little more than halfway through the video, without commenting on it at all.
If you’re still not convinced Henry is Will’s son and believe he could be related to him in some other way, producer Jerry Bruckheimer came out and spoiled the reveal as well.
In Disney’s spring issue of fan magazine twenty three, Bruckheimer confirmed Thwaites plays a young man searching for his father.
“His father just happens to be Orlando Bloom [Will Turner],” said Bruckheimer.
A new teaser released by Disney March 31, hints at an inevitable meeting between the father and son.
Fans shouldn’t be too surprised to learn Turner and Swann have a son. He was shown as a young boy in an end-credits scene for the third “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, “At World’s End.”
This isn’t the first time Disney has spoiled a seemingly big reveal ahead of a film’s release. In January, the studio released a dozen character posters for its live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” One of the images showed Dan Stevens as “The Prince” — a reveal that isn’t made in the original animated movie until the film’s end.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will be in theaters May 26. You can check out the full video below.
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