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Why Orlando Bloom Walked Away From Pirates Of
The Caribbean
In "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," the love story between Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner and Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann seemingly came to an end, and neither actor returned for the revamped fourth movie. Bloom explained that the decision to not star in "On Stranger Tides" was his own and was not due to any bad blood.
In a 2010 MTV News interview, Bloom stated, "I had a great time making those movies. I just really wanted to do different things, but I think it's going to be great. Whatever Johnny does, I think it's fantastic." When asked what he thought Will would’ve been up to, the actor answered, "I think Will is sort of swimming around with the fish at the bottom of the ocean."
Bloom was alluding to Will’s final scene in "At World’s End" where he was bound for life to the Flying Dutchman, a ship that gradually turns its crew into fish people. Bloom did return for the fifth "Pirates" film, "Dead Men Tell No Tales," but he didn’t have much to do, and the continuation of Will’s story left many fans wishing his fate had been left to their imagination.