Warning: There are major spoilers ahead if you have not seen “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
“Pirates of the Caribbean 5” is in theaters now and if you head out to see the latest installment featuring Jack Sparrow, stick around through all of the credits for an extra scene after the movie ends.
We weren’t expecting to see one, but if you’re a fan of Orlando Bloom’s character from the original film, you’ll want to see this.
In case you missed it or were left perplexed by the ominous scene, we’ve broken down what you need to know.
The scene opens with the sound of thunder. We see Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) after they’re reunited. The two are sleeping in bed together as the door to their room slowly creaks ajar.
We see a shadowy figure loom over them who looks like the former Captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones. His tentacles and claw are both teased in the shadows.
Immediately, we see Will wake up and realize he was dreaming. He sighs and kisses Elizabeth before falling back to sleep. But the camera pans down to the floor where the shadowy figure stood — and there are barnacles on the ground.
Was it all really a dream?
What it may mean
Will’s obviously not dealing well with the Dutchman’s curse being broken during “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The man he’s having nightmares about is the former Dutchman, Davy Jones (Bill Nighy).
The last time we saw Jones, he was presumably killed by Will and Jack (Johnny Depp) in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” His heart gets stabbed and he falls into the ocean.
However, the trident in “Dead Men Tell No Tales” presumably broke every curse in the ocean all at once. (Captain Jack Sparrow said it, so it must be true.) Could it also have broken Jones’ curse, made him human again, and brought him back to life?
Is Davy Jones coming to haunt Will for abandoning the Dutchman? The ship always needs a captain, so if Will isn’t at the helm, maybe Jones has taken back command.
It would be quite a stretch, but since he was never found, Disney could easily bring him back. Industrial Light and Magic received an Academy Award for its work on bringing the character to life in the 2006 sequel, “Dead Man’s Chest.”
Will there be a “Pirates 6”?
It certainly looks that way. Despite marketing for “Dead Men Tell No Tales” suggesting the fifth film in the franchise is the final adventure, others have said there may be room for another movie.
Bloom himself said as much on “The Graham Norton Show” in April.
The actor said “there is room for more” films in the franchise when he was asked by the host.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has also said he’s up to do another movie, but it may depend on box-office receipts.
“If they [fans] show up for this one and Johnny wants to do another one and Disney wants to write a check, we’ll be there,” Bruckheimer told Variety.
Bruckheimer also told Digital Spy that if the series is to continue you can bet that Johnny Depp will be in the sequel.
“The secret to any successful franchise is picking talented people, and Johnny is absolutely key to the success of ‘Pirates,'” he said. “He’s such a unique character, such an endearing character, and such an irreverent character all in one.”
Whether the franchise brings back Davy Jones or shows Bloom set off on another adventure with his son, there are certainly more directions for “Pirates” to go in the future.
SEE ALSO: Our review of “Pirates 5”
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