According to a report from The Mirror, as well as Toofab, which is affiliated with TMZ, Kiera Knightly has secretly filmed scenes for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Set to hit theaters in May, the film features the return of Orlando Bloom to his role as Will Turner, but Knightly wasn’t expected to return at all. However, if the rumors are true, Knightly will appear in the flick, albeit in a small cameo appearance as a during- or after- credits scene.
Knightly and Bloom starred in the first trilogy of Pirates movies, but did not return for the fourth, On Stranger Tides, a film from which this reporter still has a headache from watching in 3D in 2011. Perhaps they were using Johnny Depp as a canary to see if continuing with the franchise would be career killing, but Depp’s career seems to inexplicably be going okay despite starring in multiple bombs since then.
Knightly’s cameo appearance, if the rumor is true, may be less than fans hoped for, but on the bright side, could mean that Knightly will return for a larger role in the next Pirates sequel, Pirates of the Caribbean 6: Yes This Franchise Is Still A Thing, as that’s what the end credits scene is reportedly teasing. It’s also worth noting that the sources are unnamed “industry insiders,” so this rumor isn’t a sure thing and should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s not like someone saw Knightly buying Pirates comics, after all.
Dead Men Tell No Tales, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, and Brenton Thwaites and directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, is in theaters on May 26, 2017.