Fans will set sail on a brand new adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow and friends when Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on Friday. Joining the eccentric pirate on his latest quest is former nemesis and occasional ally Captain Hector Barbossa, played by actor Geoffrey Rush, who recently spoke with Screen Rant about his decision to reprise his role and how the fifth Pirates film will stand out from previous entries in the franchise.
Rush revealed what convinced him to return to the film series for a fifth time.
“The fact that he was seemingly now having the misfortune of having lost a leg. That was a setback. The fact that he had become obscenely wealthy because I knew from the end of the fourth film they’ve given me this Blackbeard’s sword, which is kind of like you’ve got that. You control everything.”
When asked how the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film will stand out from the rest of the franchise, Rush explained that the latest installment will capture the spirit of the original film.
“I think its great achievement is its, it sort of captured, which is a hard thing to do because the lightning that was caught in the bottle with The Curse of the Black Pearl, you know, at the time that it came out in 2003 we were way down on the ‘Hey, this is what is going to open this summer’. We opened very late and this was pre-Twitter or pre-social media. Good old word-of-mouth. Something, something ran through those zeitgeists that people went and saw this film and found it invigorating and fresh and high adventure. I think some of that energy has really come back in this film but, in the last fifteen years like the technological achievements, I always thought that Bill Nighy as Davy Jones was groundbreaking in terms of giving complexity to a character with CGI embellishment and I think, like most of the big set pieces, the kind of hallucinogenic, trippy world that this story gets told in has set the bar really high.”
You can read the full interview with Geoffrey Rush here.
You can read Heroic Hollywood’s review of the film here.
Are you excited to see Captain Barbossa return? Share your thoughts below?
Directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightley.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released in theaters on May 26, 2017.
Source: Screen Rant