Are Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom Returning For ‘Pirates 6’?


Sure, the absence of actor Johnny Depp from the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie has been a hot topic among Disney movie buffs and Captain Jack Sparrow fans as of late – but apparently, there might be even bigger news on the horizon!

We already knew from Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer that there were two different versions of Pirates 6 that were being considered: one starring Australian actress Margot Robbie (which was being faced with a lot of backlash from fans, and might just become Pirates 7 instead) and one that, so far, was simply a non-Margot Robbie project.

Bruckheimer did not definitively rule out the possibility of Johnny Depp returning to his Captain Jack Sparrow role, and we have heard rumors of Disney’s attempts to win back Depp after the events involving the Depp v Heard trial last year, but we are also now hearing rumors of something entirely different but equally exciting: the possible return of the other two iconic characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean trio!

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann - The Pirates of the Caribbean

Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann – The Pirates of the Caribbean Credit: Pinterest

That’s right, pirate fans: Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner are rumored to be the main characters featured in the mysterious second Pirates 6 script!

This has not been confirmed by Disney (nor has the other rumor about the script, which suggests that actors Dylan O’Brien and Maya Hawke might be main characters), but since the absences of the pirate captain Elizabeth Swann and the pirate Will Turner were very noticeable in the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie, their return would absolutely be a thrill for many audience members.

The last few Pirates films have been released in theaters with lackluster results, with many viewers directly complaining about the fact that the Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom characters only appeared briefly at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Credit: Disney

Since the love story between Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner was a pivotal factor in the first three Pirates movies — and since Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom continue to be very popular A-list actors — their return would no doubt be a huge boon for Disney, especially since Disney has faced a lot of negativity after the company’s treatment of Johnny Depp.


Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl’ Credit: Disney

This rumor is not confirmed for now, but we know quite a few Disney movie enthusiasts who would absolutely love to see this iconic duo return to the high seas (if Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom can be convinced to return, that is)! Have you been following the entire Pirates of the Caribbean series?

Did you know that this record-breaking actress from several other Disney projects also played a role in the films — and that she almost quit acting entirely because of the negative atmosphere on set?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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