Near the beginning of Curse of the Black Pearl, there's a great gag where, as Elizabeth is falling off the cliff, we cut to Jack Sparrow saying "And then they made me their chief."
This was an improvised line, and at the time didn't refer to any established backstory. In the DVD commentary for Dead Man's Chest, the writers explain that the Pelegostos are ...
At the end of "Curse of the Black Pearl", after the credits, there is a scene where Jack (monkey) takes a coin from the chest - getting himself cursed again, similar to what Captain Jack Sparrow did during the fight with Barbossa.
Sparrow took the coin during the fight which he returned later, Jack (monkey) on the other hand didn't return it. He had ...
How he became important, this is explained by Gibbs in the cage
Will: Why would he do this to us? If Jack is their chief.
Gibbs: Aye, the Pelegostos made Jack their chief. But he only remains chief as long as he *acts* like a chief.
Will: So he had no choice. He's a captive then as much as the rest of us.
Gibbs: Worse... as it turns out. See, the ...
Jack was shown checking his compass to decide whether or not to go back and help. However, what the compass told him was never shown. My understanding is that he came back because the compass pointed towards the Black Pearl. He looked at the compass as he was in a moral dilemma because he had abandoned his crew and friends to die when he alone was ...
From the PotC wikia:
At some point in time, Davy Jones would strike a bargain with Jack
Sparrow to resurrect his beloved vessel the Wicked Wench, which he
would rename as the Black Pearl, in return for a hundred years of
servitude aboard the Dutchman.
Beckett wanted to hit Jack where it hurts the most, so he set the
Wicked Wench on fire ...
I do not know if any of the books cover that backstory. However based on the logic of the movie Jack is their leader and they intend on eating him. In theory, so they can gain some of his power/assist him in releasing his spirit so that it can return to the gods (become a god).
We do not know (in the context of the movie) how he became leader. We do know ...
In a narrative like this, it's not so easy (nor productive) to use binary terms like "dead" or "alive" or think of a "place" like World's End as a real location. Indeed, throughout the franchise they continually play with different conceptions of dead, living, animated, silent, present, missing, etc. You might just as well ask whether or not Barbossa was ...
It is shown in Dead Men Tell No Tales.
In DMTNT we see what happens to undead when they set foot on dry land. They essentially turn to ash, and vanish. We can infer that something similar would happen to Davy Jones.
For historic reasons, I'm keeping my previous answer here.
We assume that either he just is unable to, as if some invisible barrier would ...
Jack has two drives:
Being captain of a ship
It has been shown time and again how Jack will go to extraordinary lengths to become captain of a ship, even if it's just a rowboat (as seen at the end of At World's End). When the Kraken was attacking The Black Pearl, Jack's first instinct was the same as anyone else's would be in such a ...
The heart had a geis upon it - cast by Davy Jones
In a deleted scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Davy Jones states to Governor Swann.
"Are you prepared for what comes after? When I carved that traitorous vessel from my body, I cast upon it a terrible geis. If you stab my heart, yours must take its place. The crew are not bound to me. ...
This is the conversation between Jack Sparrow and Bootstrap Bill when the latter came to deliver Davy Jones' message and the black spot:
Jack: And to what do I owe the pleasure of your carbuncle?
Bootstrap: He sent me. Davy Jones.
Jack: So it's you, then. He shanghaied you into service, eh?
Bootstrap: I chose it. I'm sorry for the part I played in ...
That scene depicts the wedding getting cancelled.
You might be confused because arrival of Cutler Beckett and arresting turner is shown in kind of flashback.
Basically, movie shows this scene like kind of prolouge.
So sequence of events are like this :
Cuttler Becket arrives.
He arrests Turner under charges for helping Jack.
Swan is crying ( this scene ...
It's never confirmed, but there are several possibilities here.
1. The captain goes down with the ship.
Pirates are shown to be adamant about sticking to the code. The one pirate who said "screw the code" was killed immediately (by Captain Teague).
2. Jack begrudgingly agrees.
Note that Elizabeth tells Jack why she does it: the Kraken is coming for him, ...
There is a common sailors' phrase: "Davy Jones' Locker" which means "the bottom of the ocean":
Davy Jones' Locker, also Davy Jones's Locker, is an idiom for the bottom of the sea: the state of death among drowned sailors and shipwrecks. It is used as a euphemism for drowning or shipwrecks in which the sailor(s)'s and/or ship(s)'s remains ...
The Flying Dutchman (Davy's ship, in the movie) is a "real" ghost ship in historical myth. The crew of the Flying Dutchman are ghosts of men who died at sea, generally after having committed terrible crimes, and they are condemned to serve as part of the ship's crew until their sentence is complete.
The only major change Disney made was to insert the ...
Unlike the pirates on Barbossa's ship, The Black Pearl, the pirates aboard Davy Jones' The Flying Dutchman are cursed (or in better terms, bound in service, as it's not technically a curse like the Aztec Gold Curse), rather than undead. They can die, and we see many examples of them dying throughout the second and third movie - although they seem resistant ...
The only explanation is given in the second film, Dead Man's Chest. In it, this exchange takes place between Elizabeth and Jack:
Jack, the Letters, give them back.
No. Persuade me.
You do know Will taught me how handle
As I said... ...
To elaborate on the answer to this question Jack worked for the East India Trading company under Beckett when he was asked to sail an outdated ship. The deal was that the ship would be sold to jack for one shilling after he had delivered the cargo.
This cargo was 100 human slaves.
During the delivery Jack realized he could not complete it and freed the ...
Reference to The Compass and Jack Sparrow's Compass
Did Dalma give the compass to Jack's former captain and eventually it reached Jack?
The origin of this unique compass is shrouded in mystery.
Around the time of Jack Sparrow's quest for the Sword of Cortés, the compass would be in the possession of Laura Smith`, the captain of the infamous ...
I am sure the monkey stole the coin after the ship sailed away. The reason I say this is because they show the ship sailing away before the curse is lifted (when Barbossa gets shot). If the monkey had stolen the coin before that, then the curse would not have been lifted as there would still be one coin missing.
However, there might be one other explanation....
The weathering of the house is perfectly consistent with the timeframe provided by e.g. Port Royal's (where Will and Elizabeth are from) minimum age. In no way would people be able to build this town up from nothing in less time than it takes for that building to turn dilapidated.
Keep in mind the effect that salt water has on wood, it dramatically speeds up ...
It appears it's just one of many abilities that come with being Captain of the Flying Dutchman...
His position as the captain of the Flying Dutchman and the Ferryman to
the Underworld gave Jones his ability to switch between the worlds of
the dead and the living. This power was most likely the reason for
other supernatural traits of him, ...
Beckett does not have full control over Davy Jones.
He has some leverage, because he possesses Jones' heart (so he can threaten to kill him). But that leverage only gets him so far. Davy has always mouthed off, and has made it clear that he does not like Beckett in any way.
We never see Beckett command Davy to kill the Kraken, we only hear about it after ...
Even though the scene is an after credits scene, it could have taken place before the ships sailed away. Nothing in the scene itself makes that impossible, although it is a bit quiet, I suppose they could all have been preparing the ships to set off, and he snuck away to steal the coin...
Obviously the writers themselves probably didn't think about the ...
Though I fully agree with Flater's explanation, there's an addidional aspect in 'historical' movie-making, which is "if it's old it has to look old".
This is especially noticeable in things from the Tudor period [The Tudors, Wolf Hall etc], as many of the key buildings still survive & are often used in filming.
The buildings are, of course, now 500 ...
In the film Davy Jones is supposed to be ferrying souls lost at sea into the Locker so they can be at peace.
However, the Davy Jones in the film is not doing his job properly, hence the weird/fish/ocean/coral like appearance of him and his crew.
Instead, Davy Jones is attacking pirates and sailors and offering them a choice, to die or to serve on his ship.
It's thematic and apart of the story structure:
A speculative answer based on the story is that the first three POTC films set up a redemption arc for Captain Jack Sparrow, whom over the course of his life has left people in precarious situations leading up to his involvement with Will Turner, Bootstrap Bill, and Elizabeth Swann.
A redemption arc is a ...