At the conclusion of Dead Man’s Chest, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, and company find refuge with Tia Dalma, who offers them the opportunity to rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones’ Locker. She says they will need a captain, “who knows those waters,” prompting the reappearance of Captain Barbossa, who was believed to be dead.
In the third film, the crew travel to Singapore to steal a navigational chart from the Chinese pirate Sao Feng, which will lead them to the World’s End. They journey through a frozen ocean before sailing over an enormous waterfall into Davy Jones’ Locker. While imprisoned there, Jack Sparrow is confronted with the many facets of his character before being rescued by Will, Elizabeth and the crew. Despite their mutual animosity and distrust, Sparrow and Barbossa form an alliance when they discover a more sinister threat has arisen; Cutler Beckett, who now possesses the heart of Davy Jones, has begun purging piracy with the commanded assistance of Jones and the Flying Dutchman. The world’s pirates gather for a meeting known as the Brethren of the Coast, consisting of nine pirate lords, including Feng, as the stage is set for a climatic battle between pirates, the Royal Navy, and the East India Trading Company at an enormous whirlpool.