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Bloom may reboard Pirates franchise

Orlando Bloom has revealed he has been in talks to reprise his role in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise.

The 37-year-old British actor appeared alongside Johnny Depp as blacksmith-turned-pirate Will Turner in the first three movies, and told a discussion panel at Oz Comic-Con he is considering joining the cast of the fifth film, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Orlando revealed: "There have certainly been some discussions about it and I'm open to it.

"That whole experience working with Johnny and (director) Gore (Verbinski) was really amazing for me.

"I had a great time working with Johnny, one of the reasons I jumped at the opportunity was because Johnny was involved.

"I was such a massive fan of Johnny Depp growing up so to get up close and personal to Johnny and see how he worked as an actor was just a massive gift."

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales looks likely to be shooting Down Under after the Australian government agreed to pay a 20.2 million US dollar (£12.14 million) incentive package to Disney.

But Orlando also added that he would choose his future acting roles to be close to his three-year-old son Flynn with his ex-wife, Australian model Miranda Kerr.

Speaking about future theatre roles after his recent run in Romeo And Juliet on Broadway, Orlando said: "My son is going to be going to school in California so I guess I could do some theatre in downtown LA but it doesn't have the same 'Je ne sais quoi' as London or New York."

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