Orlando Bloom Is Officially Returning To 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

The captain of the Flying Dutchman is back!

ANAHEIM, California -- It's been over eight years since we last saw Will Turner rise from the sea in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," and today (August 15), Disney announced that Turner would rise again in the fifth installment of the popular franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."

Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, announced Orlando Bloom's exciting return at Disney's D23 fan expo. The news was followed by a surprise visit from Johnny Depp, who showed up on stage in character as Captain Jack Sparrow and threw grapes at the crowd.

In "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" Captain Jack Sparrow finds himself in quite a precarious spot when ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea... including him (and most likely the handsome captain of the Flying Dutchman).

Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that "bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas."

Directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" hits theaters on July 7, 2017.