Arr There Be A New Ship In Pirates Of The Caribbean – New Synopsis Revealed

A new synopsis has been released for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (the fifth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), and it features the name of Captain Jack‘s new ship.

The synopsis reads: ‘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 Salazer (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 pitifull 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 never faced,’.

Previously, we have seen Captain Jack sail the Black Pearl, which is clearly a much sturdier and reliable ship judging by the description of the Dying Gull.

The Black Pearl

Indeed, if this set picture is the Dying Gull (as I suspect it is), it looks like Captain Jack would have more luck with taking a wardrobe out to sea:

Dying Gull

The fact it contains the word ‘dying’ in its name is a bit ominous too, although it could be a reference to Orlando Bloom‘s character Will Turner, who became the new captain of the Flying Dutchman after stabbing Davy Jones (who took Will’s life before Mr Turner was resurrected). Could it even be possible that the Dying Gull’s crew consists of ghost pirates? That would certainly explain the name… Or it could just be because the ship itself is falling apart, but it’s much more fun to speculate.

Speaking of which, I hope we’ll see the Black Pearl in this movie – because a Pirates of the Caribbean movie really wouldn’t be the same without it. It scarcely bears thinking about.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (or Salazar’s Revenge, as its known over here) arrives on our shores on 26th May 2017. You can see the film’s first trailer below:


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