Orlando Bloom famously starred in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise as Will Turner … and he may have one more pirate adventure left in his story.
Although he did not appear in the fourth film in the installment, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, he did star in the other four movies, including “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.
Disney is currently working on a sixth film in the installment, in which Johnny Depp will not return as Captain Jack Sparrow due to his recent defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard — but will Orlando Bloom return? He is certainly open to reprising his role as Will Turner!
Orlando Bloom Says He Would Return As Will Turner
“Oh gosh, you know, I did get to go back and play Legolas in ‘The Hobbit’, which was 10 years later,” he began to say before adding, “I was like, ‘This is a lot of fun!’ Because he’s such a great space to be in, and I think Will [Turner from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’]—I mean Will’s so great. I wouldn’t mind seeing what Will looked like today in some ways, because he was such this earnest guy, but after rumbling around the bottom of the ocean for as long as he would have done at this point, it’d be interesting to see how he surfaces and what he’s like.”
Although Disney has not confirmed if Bloom will return as Will Turner for the sixth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, fans are excited to know that the 46-year-old is open to reprising the role.
Does The Bloom Household Prefer ‘Pirates’ Or ‘Lord Of The Rings’?
Orlando Bloom was also asked if his household prefers one franchise over the other. “Well, my son [Flynn] is of age to watch some of that stuff now. I think ‘Lord of the Rings’ was something that we watched. I watched some of that early on with him and I know he enjoyed it, but ‘Pirates’ is such great, fun entertainment, and he’s got some little half-cousins who love that,” Bloom said.
“I’m very lucky to be a part of these. I think of Carnival Row just like those movies. As a show, they feel epic, like eight-hour movies in terms of the size of the story and the sets. I think that those stories will live on and as people find them and like refind them, I think they’ll live on. I love that aspect of what I do,” he continued.
There have not been many updates regarding the sixth installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, but Disney has previously stated Johnny Depp will not return and Margot Robbie will star as the lead. Though, since the initial announcement, Robbie says she has not heard from Disney.
“We had an idea and we were developing it for a while, ages ago, to have more of a female-led — not totally female-led, but just a different kind of story — which we thought would’ve been really cool,” Robbie told Vanity Fair about her intended ‘Pirates’ movie. “But I guess they don’t want to do it.”
After Robbie’s comments, “Pirates of the Caribbean,” film producer Jerry Bruckheimer spoke out, insisting that the movie will still be filmed.