Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Super Bowl TV spot opens with a zombie seagull and ends with the hashtag #PiratesLife, so that tells you about all you need to know about where the franchise has come since the first movie came out in 2003. It also takes a page from the Logan trailer and uses Johnny Cash to score the latest conflict on the high seas: the dead have taken over (because apparently they hadn’t before?), led by Javier Bardem’s decomposing Captain Salazar.
We also get a glimpse of one of our living protagonists, “brilliant and beautiful” astronomer Carina Smyth (The Maze Runner’s Kaya Scodelario), though not “headstrong young sailor” Henry (Brenton Thwaites). Watch for yourself:
Here’s the official synopsis from Disney:
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes to theaters May 26.