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Disney Sets 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Release Date for July 2017

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July 23, 2014
Source: Twitter

Captain Jack - Pirates of the Caribbean

Ahoy! Disney has confirmed a new release date for the latest sequel in the money-making Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Although the fourth movie, On Stranger Tides, performed the worst out of all four, it still made over $200 million at the US box office and thus justifies yet another sequel, even though fans have even begun losing interest. Initially titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, this fifth one is now scheduled for release on July 7th, 2017 - the same opening weekend as the first two films, release in 2003 and 2006. That is still three years away, but at least they have an actual release date.

Here are two tweets confirming the new release date for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (still officially untitled):

Here's what we know so far. Originally, after the fourth movie On Stranger Tides, was in production Disney considered moving forward on two more back-to-back Pirates sequels to finish the second trilogy. However, development was halted and the project was delayed last year, first reported to be pushed back until 2016. Now it's being pushed back until 2017 and that may mean they're revising the script and concept. Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg, who directed On Stranger Tides, will be back for this next movie. But the old title of "Dead Men Tell No Tales" is not confirmed, as it's still officially known as the Pirates 5 until further notice. That's the latest for now, but we'll be keeping one good eye open for updates.

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  • Enola
    Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg did not direct On Stranger Tides, that was Rob Marshall. They did direct Kon-Tiki, Max Manus and the terrible Bandidas, haha
  • Randall Miller
    This is good news.
    • Sean
      @disqus_OdKn5OqKaf:disqus I completely agree.
  • Brian Sleider
    I thought we were done with Depp and his shitty Shtick.
  • Xerxexx
    Well...we will see.
  • Sean
    @Alex_Billington:disqus You need to change the title of this article. Pirates 5 isn't coming out in May 2017, it's coming out July 7th 2017.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
      Whoops! You're right, sorry about that - slight slip-of-the-mind mistake writing headlines this morning. :) Fixed and updated! Thanks.
      • Sean
        @buddha1822:disqus You're welcome :) .
  • DAVIDPD
    I wish they would just hone in on what made the series good in the first place. The last one was a shit show because they just threw everything at us.
    • Sean
      They are going to hone in on what made the series good. That's why they hired a new script writer for Pirates 5, and that's why they hired a new pair of directors for Pirates 5. And I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Pirates 5's production budget will be closer to Pirates 1's production budget which was $140 million.
  • Mike Zarquon
    I lost interest after the second movie and have yet to see the third and fourth continuation. The audiences are tired of Pirate movies even if they are light hearted films for all ages. That's why Games of Thrones is a big hit. They should do a GoT pirate version of the tv series on the big screen in 3D.
  • grimjob
    I'm still bummed that badass Ian McShane's talent was wasted on the last one.
    • Sean
      @grimjob:disqus His talent wasn't wasted in Pirates 4. He did an outstanding job playing the role s Blackbeard. The only thing about his role that I wish was different, is that he would look more like the concept art of him with a blacker beard.
  • cobrazombie
    I liked OST more than 2 and 3 but I think it's time to quit, although the box office dollars say otherwise...
  • avconsumer2
    Huh... thought there were 5 already. Need to re-watch.
    • Sean
      @avconsumer2:disqus Nope. There was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which is the first movie. There was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which is the second movie. There was Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, which is the third movie. And there was Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is the fourth movie. Next there is going to be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which will be the fifth movie.

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