Pirates of the Caribbean confirms Will Turner fan theory

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Warning: The following article contains a major spoiler for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

The biggest fan theory surrounding Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has just been confirmed by Disney, mateys!

Much has been made about Orlando Bloom's return to the blockbuster franchise as the swashbuckler Will Turner, especially regarding his connection to a brand new character.

Throughout the promotion of Dead Men Tell No Tales, the dashing young hero played by The Giver's Brenton Thwaites has only been referred to as 'Henry', with no surname given.

That sneaky little clue has led fans to guess that Henry is actually the son, or at least a relative, of Will Turner. But it's no longer just a theory, thanks to the latest Dead Men Tell No Tales teaser.

In this extended preview above, the character is explicitly referred to as Henry Turner while Brenton Thwaites chats about the ambitious production schedule - confirming that his character is indeed related to Will Turner.

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There's no direct confirmation of whether Henry is actually Will Turner's son or another relative, but they're definitely related, guys. In terms of the film itself, Brenton Thwaites promises it's a huge spectacle.

"This film is exciting. There's something huge happening every day (on set)," he teases. "It has an energy and a force behind it that I've never really experienced before."

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The addition of the next line of Turners is interesting, especially since Henry - like his dad (or uncle or whatever) - will be teaming up with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).

While we don't expect to see Jack Sparrow Jr running out with the pirate crew in Dead Men Tell No Tales, the film will definitely flashback to the notorious rogue's early years.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits UK and US shores on May 26. Watch a trailer below:

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