Javier Bardem to play villain in the next Pirates of the Caribbean installment?
'Dead Men Tell No Tales'
No Country for Old Men actor Javier Bardem may be adding another role of a villain to his résumé, as the he is reportedly in "early talks" to play the evil character in the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
According to a media source, "Christoph Waltz had been rumored to play the film's villain but Bardem currently holds the offer and is in discussions to tackle the part of Captain Brand, a ghost bent on revenge against Captain Jack Sparrow, who he holds responsible for the murder of his brother."
This isn't the first pirate movie role Bardem has been favoured for this year – after reportedly being eyed for the role of Blackbeard in director Joe Wright's Peter Pan movie, however the role went to Hugh Jackman.