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Johnny Depp Gets Shot at Redemption in Latest Pirates Movie (New Teaser!)

Johnny Depp reprises his role as Jack Sparrow in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. See the new trailer. (Photo: Disney)

Johnny Depp reprises his role as Jack Sparrow in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. See the new trailer. (Photo: Disney)

Johnny Depp, who’s been through a grinding divorce and a series of movie flops, gets a shot at redemption in the latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. He reprises one of his most successful roles as Capt. Jack Sparrow, in the fifth film in the Disney series.

Disney released a new teaser trailer for the movie during the finale of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead.”

Depp’s character isn’t featured in the clip, but Javier Bardem provides enough creepiness to go around as Capt. Salazar. He’s the captain of a ghost pirate ship trapped in the Devil’s Triangle.

Salazar escapes and raced Sparrow to find the Trident of Poseidon. It will give Salazar the power to kill every pirate at sea and exact revenge on Jack, his nemesis, according to the movie synopsis.

Depp created his character, despite the misgivings of Disney executives for the 2003 series debut, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”

He said he modeled Jack after Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. When a Disney suit said he thought the character seemed gay, Depp famously replied: “All my characters are gay.”

The first movie was an unexpected blockbuster, raking in $645 million worldwide. The following films, “Dead Man’s Curse, “At World’s End,” and “On Stranger Tides” performed equally well. The last was released in 2011.

The franchise has grossed more than $3.7 billion worldwide against about $1 billion in production costs, according to boxofficemojo.

Aside from his other Disney franchise “Alice in Wonderland,” Depp’s films haven’t fared as well and some have been outright flops.

Since he made his last pirates film in 2011, Depp’s losers include “The Rum Diary,” 2013’s “The Lone Ranger,” 2014’s “Transcendence,” and 2015’s “Mortdecai.”

Last year’s “Black Mass,” about Boston Mobster James Whitey Bulger fared better at the box office and was a critical success.

In the latest pirates film, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally also return to reprise their roles and Orlando Bloom is back after sitting out “On Stranger Tides.”

Check out the trailer below.

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