Swashbuckling Disney fans are going to have another year on their hands while they wait for the latest installment of the Johnny Depp money machine that is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The news is out the fifth in the Pirate‘s series won’t set sail in 2015, as originally intended.
Filming was set to begin this fall, but Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the fifth sequel in the Pirates franchise project won’t make its original release date of July 10, 2015. Coming on the heels of the news that the release date for Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man feature for Marvel had been moved up to July 31st, 2015, sources behind the scenes say a release in 2016 is possible for Pirates 5.
Unless Johnny Depp decides to work on another project before shooting starts, a release in 2016 would be the best solution. There will be at least one big Marvel movie to compete against during the next three years. Disney won’t want to put its own films in any competitive trap that would drain earnings from one or the other.
The date isn’t yet official and could change to an end of summer/early fall release, but all in all, it could be the best of both worlds for this particular series. Just enough time for Pirates fans and others to start clamoring for more Depp.
What do you think though? Is three years too long to wait or is it just the time we need ?
Source: Coming Soon
Citing issues and saying, the script “isn’t there yet”, Disney executives have pushed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales back to a 2016 release date. But without knowing what the hell this fifth Pirates flick is about we have no idea what the problems could be? Other than the obvious one of, “Do we really need a fifth Pirates film?” (Followed quickly by a simple response of, “$$$.”)
Anyway, Bleeding Cool has come across some plot details for Pirates 5. We’re not entirely sure of their accuracy, or even which version of the script these come from, so take everything with a grain of salt.
♦ There’s a new female lead and foil for Jack Sparrow. She’s suspected of witchcraft, but is actually a scientist.
♦ Witches are a big part of the movie.
♦ One of the film’s leads is a ghost, hence the title. He’s a “former member of the British military now sided with Barbossa on a revenge mission.”
♦ Two new, young, romantic leads – a boy and girl – both from farming families get caught up in the mix.
♦ The film starts with an “awkward wedding” and ends with “a riff on the myth of the Bermuda Triangle.”
YAWN. Oh, I’m sorry, was I supposed to energized about another Pirates flick based on these scant details? Well, I’m not. How is this different from the last, unnecessary installment On Stranger Tides? Exchange mermaids for witches, recast Penelope Cruz’s character, and bring in two more star-crossed, young lovers we won’t give a shit about and you’re done. If this is what Disney is working with they need to go back to stage one, dontcha think?