Johnny Depp Is Mysteriously Missing From the New 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Trailer: W
By Rachel McRady
Johnny Depp wasn’t a part of the on-screen story in the new teaser trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The spooky new clip was released on Sunday and featured almost two minutes of new footage, but was noticeably missing the film's star.
Depp, who has played Captain Jack Sparrow in all five of the franchise’s films, was not present in the new clip. Instead it was Javier Bardem as the chill-inducing Captain Salazar who stole the show.
In the video, Captain Salazar and his crew of undead pirates seize a ship where they question a young boy about the whereabouts of Captain Jack Sparrow.
“Find Sparrow for me and relay him a message from Captain Salazar,” Bardem growls in the clip. “Tell him, ‘Death comes straight for him.’”
The film will also feature Pirates staples Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush, as well as several new faces including Sir Paul McCartney in an unnamed role.
Depp has stayed out of the spotlight recently, following his messy divorce from ex Amber Heard. The former couple came to a settlement in mid-August, with Heard earning $7 million, which she then donated to charity.
"Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love," Heard and Depp said in a joint statement. "Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm."
For more on the exes’ settlement, watch the video below: