A new video confirms Brenton Thwaites as "Henry Turner."
Another rumor has been confirmed as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails to theaters: While press materials from Disney have simply referred to Brenton Thwaites’ character as “Henry,” a new featurette for the film has confirmed him as “Henry Turner” — as in, the son of Orlando Bloom’s William Turner.
Fans were 99.9 percent sure of this, given previous reports linking Thwaites to the role, but this is an official confirmation from Disney. Henry is described as “a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy” forced to forge an alliance with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to track down the mystical Trident of Poseidon.
“This film is exciting. There’s something huge happening everyday so it has an energy and a force behind it that I’ve never really experienced before,” the actor says in the featurette.
Bloom will also make an appearance in the new Pirates of the Caribbean, along with Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs. New faces include Javier Bardem as the villainous Captain Salazar, Kaya Scodelario as astronomer Carina Smyth, and Golshifteh Farahani as the sea witch Shansa.
Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg teased “huge action pieces,” “thousands of extras,” and “epic shots” for the film. “Not only is it huge in scope, but we’re dealing with iconic characters and iconic ships and elements,” Rønning says in the video. “I felt there was some sense of magic walking onto that set.”
Watch the new featurette above.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on May 26.