Disney Puts Plans for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 on Hold
Despite originally being scheduled for a July 10, 2015 release date, Disney has pulled its planned fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise from its project calendar, reports Variety. According to Disney’s latest scheduling shakeup, the implication here is that they will be pitting the Marvel-produced Ant-Man against the Batman vs. Superman flick in lieu of Pirates 5. There is currently no new date set for the fifth film in the series, though previous releases suggest that a Memorial Day 2016 release is likely.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5, tentatively named Dead Men Tell No Tales, has already been plagued with production delays. The original start date was intended for the first quarter 2014 until production setbacks postponed it to the fall. The studio’s decision to swap out the successful franchise’s follow-up for Ant-Man seems like a peculiar strategy for Disney, whose conviction in similar high-budget retreads such as The Lone Ranger and John Carter have been nothing short of catastrophic at the box office. It was confirmed in 2012 that Johnny Depp had signed on to play Captain Jack Sparrow.
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