The film will start shooting next month, also according to Bruckheimer in a separate, earlier tweet.
Johnny Depp is expected to return, with a number of other characters from earlier Pirates films rumored as well, including Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa.
You can see the tweets below.
Pleased to announce that we cast Kaya Scodelario for the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean. Talented young actor from Skins & The Maze Runner.— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 24, 2015
Caught the premiere of #Mortdecai last night. Loved Johnny's performance. Really funny movie. Excited to start shooting Pirates next month.— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 23, 2015
In spite of diminishing returns in terms of fan enthusiasm and reviews, the Pirates franchise continues to be one of Disney's biggest non-Marvel moneymakers, and audience surveys have indicated that the fifth film is highly anticipated.
The film is rumored to be titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and is expected in theaters in the summer of 2017.