Who is Captain Jack Sparrow?

The first trailer for the latest installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, dropped recently and revealed a lot about one of the movie’s main characters. We haven’t seen Jack Sparrow in a franchise since Robert Downey Jr. made his appearance in the first Iron Man movie in 2008. Since then, the character has mostly remained a mystery to fans, and the trailer for the new film has revealed a lot about what has happened to Jack since that point. Aside from some brief appearances in other media, it seems that we’ll have to wait until 2019 to see the hero return. Here’s what we know about Jack Sparrow so far.

He Lives On An Open Ocean

The first thing that jumped out at us about the new trailer was Jack’s apparent location. The setting for the movie is the Caribbean, and although we don’t see the open ocean in the trailer, we can assume that it is somewhere nearby. Jack is shown in a desert area that seems to be located on a coast, possibly Belize, and it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that this is a travel spot for sailors. If you’ve ever been to Belize, you’ll know that the country is made up of a series of islands, which are often referred to as the ‘Seven Deadly Sins.’ It is highly likely that the location that we see in the trailer is one of these islands, making it a perfect place for Jack to live. The trailer suggests that Jack has been there for some time, with palm trees dotting the scenery, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he had established a beachfront property given the country’s beautiful beaches.

He’s An Outgoing, Tricky And Tasteful Man

One of the things that stands out about the trailer is how affable and outgoing Jack seems to be. The character was originally depicted as a swashbuckling rogue who would go from town to town in his boat, seeking adventure and seeking to prove his mettle. Although those elements are still there, the trailer suggests that Jack has mellowed since his days as a buccaneering merchant. The former pirate is now a successful landowner who goes by the names ‘Captain Jack’ and ‘Jack Sparrow.’ If we are to believe the trailer, his life seems quite civilized. Jack is shown enjoying a drink with Barbossa (Denzel Washington), the patriarch of the infamous pirate clan, and the two are seen sharing a laugh over a glass of rum.

Although the trailer makes it look like Captain Jack has settled down, his life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. The character still has a bit of that devil in him as he is shown throwing a drunken party in which he invites both the townspeople and the pirates. This suggests that there is still an adventurous spirit in him that has not been subdued by his new life. Jack is also credited with having the most luxurious beard in Hollywood, and it’s quite an elaborate beard, to boot.

He Has A Bachelorette Party

Another thing that makes Jack a little more interesting is that he seems to have a bachelorette party in the trailer. The camera shows Jack and several of his henchmen in suits, drinking rum and dancing with the women of the village. One of the dancers is dressed in a very revealing costume, and although we’re not given many details about the party, it’s clear from the attire that Jack is trying to impress a few of the ladies with his charm and wit. It’s a shame that we have to wait until next year to see Jack Sparrow again, but at least we have this trailer to keep our memories alive until then.