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Get your first proper look at Pirates 5 villain Javier Bardem

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He's terrified us in the likes of Collateral, the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men and 007 adventure Skyfall. Heck, when you can creep James Bond out you know you're scary. And now Spanish actor extraordinaire Javier Bardem is the scourge of the seven seas in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, sailing our way this May.

The star adds to his rogue's gallery of unforgettable baddies with his role as Captain Salazar, undead seafarer who is in pursuit of Poseidon's trident. Oh, and he's someone who has a serious beef with Johnny Depp's rogueish, returning Jack Sparrow. This latest image from the movie is the clearest we've had of Salazar so far – we would suggest he undergo a beauty regimen but we wouldn't want to face the supernatural consequences.


Alongside Depp franchise stalwarts Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are set to return, with franchise newcomers including Brenton Thwaites (Gods of Egypt), Kaya Scodelario (Skins) and Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson). It's directed by Norwegian duo Joachin Ronning and Espen Sandberg, themselves no stranger to a good high-seas yarn having helmed factual oceangoing drama Kon-Tiki in 2012. Fingers crossed all this will help rejuvenate the Pirates franchise, which arrives on 27th May.