|This article is about the captain killed by Ian Mercer. You may be looking for Hawkins, a pirate taught by Jack Sparrow.|
1720s, in Port Royal's shipyard
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Hawkins was a captain operating at the time of Lord Cutler Beckett's arrival to Port Royal. He was a friend of Governor Weatherby Swann's at the time Elizabeth Swann was imprisoned and was to help them to escape from Port Royal, but was murdered by Beckett's assistant and spy Ian Mercer.
After Lord Cutler Beckett took control of Port Royal, Governor Swann struck a deal with Captain Hawkins in order to secure passage back to England for his daughter. Beckett foresaw this action, however, and had Ian Mercer intercept Hawkins. Mercer murdered the captain by stabbing him in the chest, and found about his person a letter to the King of England written by—and thus incriminating—Governor Swann.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Captain Hawkins was portrayed by an uncredited actor in Dead Man's Chest.
- Although not named in the film itself, this character was intended to be called "Captain Hawkins", as revealed by screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio on the Dead Man's Chest DVD commentary. Hawkins' backstory was intended to relate to that of Jim Hawkins' father in Treasure Island, explaining the circumstances of his father's disappearance at sea and why he never returned to the Admiral Benbow Inn. The name also appeared in the film's junior novelization, as well as a production draft of the film dated January 19, 2006.
- Captain Hawkins is absent from the film's comic book adaptation because his death had adult nature.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (junior novelization)