‘Pirates of the Caribbean’: Has Been A Daunting Job, According To Directors

No Pressure, Just Working In One Of The Biggest Movie Franchises Ever.

Pirates of the Caribean is without a doubt one of the coolest things on earth. It has an epic attraction on Disney, it’s one of the best storylines of the world, an epic movie franchise, and obviously, they have Captain Jack Sparrow.

Now the amazing movie franchise will bring us its sixth installment, with “Pirates of the Caribean: Dead Man Tell No Tales”. The movie has been filmed for years, and heavily promoted by its cast and directors, who have said that it has been a bit overwhelming. It will be the first “Pirates of the Caribean film in six years, as it also promises to bring us new characters and a further development of the story.

Despite the excitement and waiting for many of us, the movie will be released in the USA and U.K. on May 26th, the movie has already premiered on China, on May 11th. Where the movie is so iconic it reaches the level of Star Wars, maybe even bigger. Also, this is the first time a Hollywood blockbuster held its worldwide premiere on the Asian giant. Were the cast members walked down the red carpet at the Shanghai Disney Resort, which it’s not only like any Pirates ride in the USA. .

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Pirate’s life for the directors

The latest movie of “Pirates of the Caribean” tells the story of Captain Jack Sparrow. Including his past and background while it also introduces to us an old nemesis of his, Armando Salazar. Reason why another name for the film is “Salazar’s Revenge”. Salazar, a Spaniard pirate, and ghost crew have escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and are determined to kill every pirate at sea. Especially Jack, with whom he shares history with.

This is why Jack gets the help of new allies Henry and Carina, to seek the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas. Being this the key to defeat the mighty Salazar from whom even Barbosa seems to fear. Also, we get a cursed Will Turner, whose fate will be one of the main questions during the movie.

The movie will have its classic cast of Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley, and introducing newcomers to the film like Javier Bardem and Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario and more. With producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who has produced the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise since its very beginning backing them up. Also, this will be the big time Hollywood debut of the Norwegian directorial duo of Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning.

Despite the very exciting and huge opportunity, this means for the Norwegian film directors, they said that directing the 5th film of the franchise was overwhelming and a bit intimidating. But thankfully the cast and crew helped them and welcome them to their big family.

“We have been working on this film for the past three years. Jerry Bruckheimer (producer) called us on board. Everything was bigger and grander than what we have done before. The franchise is a family as it has been going on for years. The cast and crew have worked for many years. It was a daunting task to come on board the film. But everyone was very supportive. They welcomed us with open arms. We are thrilled to be a part of it”. Rønning said.

The legend of Jack Sparrow

The director duo started working together at the age of 10. Also, they co-own one of Scandinavia’s largest production companies for commercials, Motion Blur, and are best known for their 2012 historical drama “Kon-Tiki,” which was which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language at the Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. One of the pair, Sandberg, said that even though it was a hard yet exciting process, they kind of chased the movie in order to get on it.

“We started making movies at the age of 10. We started playing with the camera. We always wanted to make movies. We actually chased for this film for a while as we really wanted to direct it. This is the kind of film that we believe in. I am glad that we got to direct it”.

Besides, that one of the highlights to watch a new adventure of “Pirates of the Caribean” is to watch Jack Sparrow again. Since the beloved character played by Depp is the franchise’s most popular character. Inspired in Keith Richards and, according to Deep, many of the cartoons he watched with his young kids since the first installment. Make the rebellious, innocent, sometimes silly and a drunkard character an icon. So much that even fellow actor Orlando Bloom said that collaborating with Depp and watching him play Jack is one of the main reasons he decided to reprise his role. Bloom was absent during the fourth film of the franchise.

Sparrow has been such a success that Deep has dressed up and played his beloved pirate in order to help and make others happy. Making a surprise appearance on the popular Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland in California. Along with surprise appearances at hospitals, like he did at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia on April 17th. Also, Deep loves his character so much that he wishes to be more like him. “He’s just a very fun character. He’s a part of me and a part of all of us that we wish we could be… I love his irreverence. He just sort of moves forward, he doesn’t really think about things all that much”.

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