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The fifth swash-buckling installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is almost upon us, and a new trailer released yesterday (April 18) reveals it has a surprise in store.

Earlier trailers have shown us Javier Bardem as the terrifying Captain Salazar, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa, and of course Johnny Depp in his guise of a bedraggled Keith Richards — sorry, we mean Jack Sparrow.

Then just last month, Disney teased us with a new clip that featured a brief glimpse of Orlando Bloom, confirming he’d reprise his role of Will Turner, albeit with what looks like barnacles on his face. The last we saw of Will was in the final moments of the third movie, At World’s End, when he was cursed to spend the better part of eternity as captain of ghostly ship the Flying Dutchman.

So if Will is back, then what about Elizabeth, his childhood love-turned-wife played by Keira Knightley? The last we saw of her was also in A World’s End, in a tantalizing post-credits scene set ten years later. We saw her waiting with her son as the Flying Dutchman returned to shore, but neither she nor Will was in the fourth movie, On Stranger Tides. Could she be a part of the new film too?

Well, that question has finally been answered. A new international trailer released in Japan has some all-new footage, including, at about 1:05 minutes in, a glimpse of a familiar figure:

Also in the cast is Kaya Scodelario, the Skins actress we told you last year was due to have a blisteringly good 2017. She plays Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer with whom Jack Sparrow forges an uneasy alliance to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon. Meanwhile, Brenton Thwaites (Gods of Egypt) plays “a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy,” who turns out to be Will and Elizabeth’s grown-up son, as he embarks on a search for answers about his father.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters May 26.

Are you more likely to see it now it’s confirmed that Keira and Orlando are returning?

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.