Javier Bardem In Talks To Play Pirates Villain

James Bond baddie Javier Bardem is in talks to play the villain of another big movie franchise, opposite Johnny Depp.

The Spaniard has emerged as the frontrunner to play Captain Jack Sparrow’s nemesis, Captain Brand, in Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales, according to multiple reports. Brand is a ghost who blames Depp’s Jack Sparrow for the death of his brother. Reports suggest Geoffrey Rush will be returning as Captain Barbosa and Orlando Bloom will reprise his Will Turner character for the film. Bardem’s wife Penelope Cruz previously appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.