The English actors, who played love interests Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann in the first three movies — The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End — skipped the fourth film, On Stranger Tides, which led us to believe they’d said goodbye to their swashbuckling adventures for good. (On Stranger Tides gave us Penélope Cruz, but it just wasn’t the same.)
But the Pirates franchise lives on, with the fifth movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales, premiering in May — and Keira’s back on board!
While Disney was super hush-hush about whether Keira would be involved during the filming process, her return as Elizabeth Swann was confirmed with a brief appearance in the international trailer, which debuted this week.
Her role is a bit blink-and-you’ll-miss-it, and she has no lines, but we’ll take it. This also means it’s been 10 years since Keira last appeared in one of the Pirates movies.
Now the next question is: will she be reuniting with Will, who also returns as the captain of the Flying Dutchman?
Their son, Henry, played by Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites, will get much more screen time than them, and he’ll also share plenty of scenes with the franchise’s star, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). He’s on a mission to learn more about his father — if you recall the end of the third movie, Will’s curse means he can only set foot on land every 10 years, leaving Elizabeth to raise Henry mostly on her own — so there’s bound to be lots of father-son bonding and catching up.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is released on May 25.