The story behind Pirates of the Caribbean 5 contains a new potential love interest for Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow, a woman of science who has been accused of being a witch. While there will be some sexual chemistry, the attraction is said to be more one-sided than mutual.
The plot does center around witches, although it is believed that if Naomie Harris' Tia Dalma makes an appearance, it will be only as a cameo. There is also a ghost as referenced by the title, a former British soldier who teams up with Barbosa (Geoffrey Rush) on a mission of revenge that is central to the sequel's plot.
There is also said to be a subplot involving a young British couple, both from farming families, although this aspect of the story may be discarded with the new screenplay writes happening right now. The sequel opens at a wedding and climaxes with a riff on the legendary Bermuda Triangle, which may lead us into the sixth film.
Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing from a screenplay by Terry Rossio, which is currently being rewritten by Jeff Nathanson. Despite the delay, production is still expected to take place either this fall or early next year.