Of course he is. It’s not like he really has anything else going on. Over the weekend, Bloom appeared at Oz Comic-Con in Brisbane and said during a panel discussion that he had met with producers about possibly returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Bills Bills Bills. The movie is slated for 2017, so it’ll be a couple years, at least, before it’s in production, but Disney is slowly but surely putting the project together, no doubt partially fueled by Johnny Depp’s need to score a box office win.
And Depp’s not the only one. Bloom barely has a professional life to speak of. His movie roles over the last few years have been lackluster at best, with his most visible work being a glorified cameo in The Hobbit: Dragon Ho!—he’ll appear again this December in the franchise finale, The Hobbit: Enough Already—and his trip to Broadway in last year’s modern revival of Romeo & Juliet was defined by mediocre reviews and early closure. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
Then there was that mess this summer when he whiffle-punched Justin Bieber in Ibiza, confirming for the world that he and the Biebs are wiener cousins, and then he ended up getting blocked from Riccardo Tisci’s party by that teeny c*nt. This has not been a banner year for Orly. So of course he’s “open” to Pirates 5. He needs to push reset on the last, like, ten years of his career. If he’s not going to take my advice and become the first male celebrity to launch a lifestyle site, then revisiting the franchise(s) that made him is as good a place as any to start. It’s certainly better than being the butt of Bieber’s jokes.