Disney Sets 2014 & 2015 Dates: 'Muppets 2', Bird's '1952' & 'Pirates 5'

January 14, 2013
Source: ComingSoon


It looks like 2015 just keeps getting bigger. While we're just getting into 2013 now, Walt Disney Studios has announced a big set of new release dates for a few of their high profile projects two years out. Included among them are Marvel's new movies coming in 2014 and 2015, of course confirmed for "Disney Digital 3D", as well as Brad Bird's sci-fi 1952, plus the recently back-in-development Pirates of the Caribbean 5 sequel (writer news last weekend). Robert Stromberg's Maleficent, the Angelina Jolie fantasy action one, has been pushed back to the summer, July 2014. While The Muppets 2 is set for March 2014. Read on!

Only other interesting news: The Little Mermaid in 3D re-release originally set for September of this year "is no longer happening." As for the rest of the dates, here they are: The Muppets 2 will release on March 21st, 2014; Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Solider will release in 3D on April 4th, 2014; Robert Stromberg's Maleficent in 3D will now open on July 2nd, 2014 for the July 4th week; Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy directed by James Gunn is also going 3D on August 1st, 2014. Brad Bird's sci-fi 1952 starring George Clooney now has a December 19th, 2014 holiday date. Finally, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is listed for July 10th, 2015 in the middle of that summer. Those are the latest for now.

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  • OfficialJab
    Lookin good. I'd never heard of that Little Mermaid release. Bring on Pirates 5! And tell me who's directing it!
    • I'd like to know who's directing Pirates 5 as well. I hope it will be Gore Verbinski. But, if it ends up being rob Marshall again, then i hope he will do a great job on it!
      • OfficialJab
        I'm not sure I want Verbinski to do it. I loved his trilogy, but if you're going to create sequels with new characters/places/stories, then having different directors in charge each time would help to keep fresh ideas flowing in. I think.
        • Interesting point that you've have made there. But in all honesty, i would think that the best choice of directors to have directing Pirates 5 would easily have to be Gore Verbinski. He is the director who had directed Pirates 1 and started off the POTC franchise with the amazing originality that he gave it. Pirates 2 and Pirates 3 didn't have that because they were poorly written, and filming even started on Pirates 2 and 3 with unfinished scripts and on top of all that Pirates 2 and Pirates 3 were filmed back to back. So with that all being said it is not Gore Verbinski's fault, that Pirates 2 and Pirates 3 were bad, in terms of both of Pirates 2 and Pirates 3's scripts storys/plots. It was Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio's fault.
          • OfficialJab
            psst I liked 2 the best. I think they handled the stories very well. Almost every character had their own agenda that interfered with everyone else's in different ways. The climactic battle was way too effects-heavy, but apart from that, I loved 3 as well.
          • The climactic battle in Pirates 3 was way too cgi heavy, because the production budget was super high! They need to bring Pirates 5's production budget down to what Pirates 1's production was.
  • Woah? How did I miss that George Clooney was starring in 1952? Epic sci-fi written by Lindelof, directed by Bird, and starring Clooney? Sounds fantastic.
  • Bring us the remaining original cast from the first trilogy of Pirates and I'll be a happy man :) I'd like to see how everyone has evolved.
  • Also, round of applause for original, huge-budget sci-fi blockbusters being made. We've had Avatar and Inception. But now, we have quite a few more to look forward to: July 12th, 2013 - Pacific Rim from Guillermo Del Toro December 19th, 2014 - 1952 from Brad Bird TBA - Interstellar from Christopher Nolan Yes please, yes please, and yes please
  • David Banner
    You forgot 3 huge films: Episode VII, VIII, IX




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