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Jack Sparrow Is 'Not Captain Jack Anymore' In New Pirates Of The Caribbean

Prepare for a very different Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Co-director Joachim Ronning recently told SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar) that Jack will have lost his way in the series' fifth installment, leading to him becoming a very different man than the one viewers have come to know and love.

According to Ronning, when we find Jack at the start of the film, he's not even sailing the high seas anymore. "He's a land pirate and he's miserable," Ronning said. "He's alone. He's not Captain Jack anymore, he's just Jack." Part of this depressing turn of events has to do with the fact that Jack has lost his luck, "a big part of his lifestyle" (and his swagger). "He's lost his horizon," Ronning said.

Don't worry, though– Jack won't stay that way forever. Ronning says that finding a way to bring back the old Jack and take him back to the sea is a big part of the film's efforts to recapture the "lightning in a bottle" of the first movie. Jack's rebirth will be spurred by Javier Bardem's Captain Salazar, who has sworn to hunt down and kill all pirates– and especially Jack Sparrow. The two will apparently have a quippy relationship made even better by Depp's solid grasp on his character. "[Depp] owns [Captain Jack] so well that he can do whatever the f*** he wants, at any time," Bardem said.

Dead Men Tell No Tales will feature quite a few treats for Pirates of the Caribbean fans, including the return of Orlando Bloom's Will Turner and Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Swann. Also in the mix is the two's son, played by Brenton Thwaites, and a new ingenue in the form of Kaya Scodelario's witty scientist Carina Smyth. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will hit theaters on May 26, right at the start of a summer full of incredible blockbusters.