Any fan of the infamous pirate Jack Sparrow will be happy to know that plans for the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series are ramping up, and rumors are swirling that the next villain might be actor Javier Bardem.
Academy-Award winner Bardem, known for his role as the villain in movies such as “Skyfall” and “No Country for Old Men”, is said to be in talks to fill the role. It had previously been reported that Christoph Waltz had expressed interest, but it now appears the role will go to Bardem, should he want it.
Filming on the new Pirates of the Caribbean film is slated to begin in February 2015. While Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush have already said they are coming back, minor role players like Gianfrancesco Genoso have no made such commitment. However, it has been rumored Orlando Bloom may reprise his role as Will Turner.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is expected to hit theaters in July 2017.