Orlando Bloom Won’t Return For ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

With “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” gearing up for production with director Rob Marshall at the helm and Johnny Depp once again assuming Captain Jack Sparrow’s off-kilter persona, some have wondered whether or not the other stars of the franchise are on board for the fourth installment.

During the Sundance Film Festival, MTV News caught up with actor Orlando Bloom and put that very question to him — but according to the actor, his days as Will Turner are over.

“No, definitely not,” he said when asked if he’d return for the fourth “Pirates” movie. “I think Will is sort of swimming around with the fish at the bottom of the ocean.”

That’s not to say that Bloom has hard feelings towards Disney or its popular franchise — his decision to leave the “Pirates” films was purely a matter of wanting to try new roles.

“I had a great time making those movies,” he said. “I just really wanted to do different things, but I think it’s going to be great. Whatever Johnny does, I think it’s fantastic.”

Part of Bloom’s excitement as a spectator comes from his anticipation of Depp and Marshall’s collaboration, something he described as an interesting match.

“I think he’s an amazing director,” Bloom said of Marshall. “I think it will be a very interesting fit, because Johnny is musical anyway and I’m sure that something really beautiful will come out of it.”

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