At first he was the main antagonist as an undead pirate in The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). The character dies at the end of the movie, however, he is revealed to have been brought back to life at the end of Dead Man's Chest.
He later became an antihero in supporting roles as a Pirate Lord in At World's End (2007), a privateer with the Royal Navy in On Stranger Tides (2011), and finally as the rich pirate in Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
- Holleran, Scott (31 May 2007). "Interview: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio on 'At World's End'". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl DVD audio commentary with Stuart Beattie, Ted Elliott, and Jay Wolpert