The Wrap reports, the actor is in talks to play the villain in the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 film, which might be titled Dead Men Tell No Tales. Javier Bardem is a perfect fit for the villain we have already seen him playing villain in many movies now and in all of them he looks like a badass villain, If this news gets a official seal then Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will move up on my movie list.
Christoph Waltz was previously rumored to be up for the role of Captain Brand, but the latest report claims that Bardem currently holds the offer and is in discussions. If cast, the actor would join Johnny Depp. It was also recently revealed that Orlando Bloom would reprise his role if the studio offered it to him. He did say that there have been some discussions.
Movie is being directed by Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.
The site says he’s “intrigued by the idea of working with the Kon-Tiki directors, who created gorgeous visuals for that film on a limited budget.”