Pirates 6 Update – Bill Nighy Didn’t Know Davy Jones was in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ 5

Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) became encrusted with sea life when he turned to
Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) became encrusted with sea life when he turned to "the dark side."

Will Davy Jones return in Pirates of the Caribbean 6? Fans of the PotC franchise were surprised to find out that the squid-faced villain made a cameo in a post credits scene in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales / Salazar’s Revenge.

However, no one was as surprised as Bill Nighy, the actor who brought Davy Jones to life in Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End.

You see, Disney didn’t bother to tell Mr. Nighy that Davy Jones was returning. Oops!

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From Empire

“I didn’t know anything about it until about a week ago,” [Bill Nighy] told Empire, who claimed he first learned of the cameo from a taxi driver. “The cab driver said, ‘Are you doing the next one?’”, recounts Nighy. “I said, ‘No. I didn’t know there was a next one.’ He said, ‘Well, you were in the last one’. I said, ‘No I wasn’t’. He said, ‘Yes, you were’. So that’s all I know. You probably know more than I do.”

To be fair, Nighy’s involvement wasn’t really necessary in Pirates 5 because all that was shown of Jones was an outline and there was no dialog. If Disney owns the likeness of Davy Jones, they really didn’t need to call him. But a heads up probably would have been nice.

However, Bill Nighy says he would love to return to the role of Davy Jones, but he has not yet been approached by Disney.

While Pirates 5 didn’t quite make as much as its predecessors, but a $776 million worldwide take is nothing to sneeze at. It’s very likely we’ll see a sixth Pirates movie, and here’s hoping Bill Nighy gets that phonecall.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes to digital HD on September 19, 2017 and Blu-Ray / DVD on October 3, 2017.

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[Source: Empire Online]


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  1. When they bring back characters that died on screen, it’s always a bad movie. It’s known as The Spock Syndrome and it should never be done. Davy Jones is one of the most memorable movie villains ever, making Pirates 2 as fun and fresh as the original movie. But he returned in the third movie, and was downplayed and no longer interesting. He died at the end of that movie. Bringing him back is stupid. It cheats the audience. They already cheated us once when they brought back Jack Sparrow after he died in Pirates 2, and Pirates 3 sucked because of it (among other reasons). Also, please do not bring back Barbossa. He’s dead.


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