'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Delayed to 2016
by Ethan Anderton
September 10, 2013
Towards the end of last month, we learned from directing duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg that Pirates of the Caribbean 5 would be going by the lengthy title Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. At the time, the film was still slated for release on July 10th, 2015, but now Disney has decided to push back the film to the summer of 2016 instead. There aren't any problems behind the scenes, but as of now, the studio only has an advanced outline from writer Jeff Nathanson, and while they have time to get the script done before the film would have to start shooting in February, they decided not to rush.
Disney production president Sean Bailey told Deadline, “Like audiences around the globe, we have high expectations for Jack Sparrow’s next adventure and we want to have all the right elements in place. We’re not there yet and we want to make sure this project is everything these wonderful characters and of course the fans deserve.” This move is promising, because it means Disney wants to make sure they get this sequel right after On Stranger Tides was decidedly lacking in any fresh adventure and fun, even though it was one of the most successful films at the box office. This explains why Disney moved Ant-Man to its new July 31st, 2015 release after initially being slated for November of 2015. Anyone disappointed?