Pirates of the caribbean 5


It’s not due in theaters for two more years, but we’re already being shown that life for Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow hasn’t changed much in the upcoming fifth edition of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales. The previous film, On Stranger Tides, made serious bank at the box office, so Disney pushed on with a chapter five even though I doubt you can find anyone who can recount with any reliability the plot of Jack Sparrow’s last adventure. Of course, it’s not like it matters because money talks and Pirates 5 is currently in production, which brings us to the below photo of Johnny Depp back in Captain Jack form, and getting into trouble with fellow pirates (as always). (more…)


In just about 3 years, another film in the POTC franchise will take what it can–which, based on history, could be as much as a billion dollars worldwide–and give nothing back, except a reasonably entertaining two hours or so.

Perhaps solely to remind us that they STILL do things other than Star Wars and superheroes, Disney has decided to continue the lucrative franchise with a fifth installment tentatively subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

As for who will make up this outing’s cast, we have no information as of yet–though all 4 installments have thus far starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, so the return of one or both of them is more or less assured…..and frankly, I don’t see how you could even consider making a POTC film without Depp–but then, I didn’t think they could (or should) make one without Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley….More after the jump: (more…)

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Even though Gore Verbinski has left the building and the ratings for each film have been steadily declining, The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise rolls on (the billion dollar take of the fourth film might have something to do with that, of course).  The latest installment, the fifth in the series, is slotted to begin shooting early next year for an ambitious summer 2015 release (good luck with that).  But one thing the new flick has been missing is that extra bit of title, that thing to let us all know what it’s going to be about this time.  Well, the wait is over, for the new movie is officially titled

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Okay, so maybe that doesn’t say much about what to expect.  Or does it?  One of the best things about the franchise (in my opinion) was the presence of the undead pirates in the first flick.  Does this mean we might see some more skeletal baddies making an appearance?  Pirates vs. zombies anyone?

Check out Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales when it hits theaters on July 15th, 2015.


Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.


Poor Johnny Depp. The recent two-for-two big budget failures of Dark Shadows and The Lone Ranger seems to have forced him into doing something drastic: signing up for Alice in Wonderland 2. According to Deadline, Depp is in final negotiations to reprise his role as the Mad Hatter in the sequel to the surprise 2010 hit Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton, which made over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Muppets director James Bobin is directing the sequel.

Deadline is of the opinion that Depp wants to prove his box office clout following two costly bombs, so between Alice 2 and the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie to be directed  by Kon-Tiki filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, Depp should buttress his box office slide affably.

In other Depp news, it was announced that he has a “new” multi-year first look deal at Disney through his production company Infinitum Nihil to develop film projects he can produce there. The word new is in quote marks because the deal was sealed back in March, but it just wasn’t announced till now.

So there is life after Tonto for Depp. Too bad his revisiting past successes rather than blowing us away with something new.

Source: Deadline

Official Disney Film Release Date Listing

Disney is fast becoming the undisputed king of big juicy film properties, running the gambit from animation to super hero action flicks.  No doubt the almighty mouse has stolen pretty much everyone’s soul in some way or another.  Now, to make sure that you know exactly when to run out and spend your money, they’ve put up an official release date list.  Most of these are the same as previously announced, though there have been a few changes to the line-up.

For 2014:

The Muppets 2 – March 21st

Captain American: The Winter Soldier – April 4th

Maleficent – July 2nd

Guardians of the Galaxy – August 1st

1952 – December 19th

And for 2015:

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 – July 10th

And there has also been a cancellation.  Disney’s planned release of The Little Mermaid in 3D is no longer happening.  Apparently not enough explosions and the lack of any decent fish-on-human sexy time.

So mark your calendars folks, and hope that Disney doesn’t decide to change them any more.


Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.

Disney is never one to give up the cash cows when it comes to their film projects and the seemingly endless series of Pirates of the Caribbean films is proof enough of that.  Even though they’ve been getting progressively worse, they still manage to sell some tickets and make the Sith Lord mouse a tidy profit.  And now, look out, cause here comes the fifth installment in the Pirates franchise!

They’ve just hired on Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal) to take the script to the next level, crafting a new draft from what Terry Rossio already put together.  Once the new script is nice and pretty, they’ll no doubt be looking to snatch up as many old cast members as they can.

And while Johnny Depp hasn’t officially signed anything yet, he’ll likely return once they show him the amount of zeros on his paycheck.  Everyone else, however, is another story.  No one knows for sure whether they want to do more Pirates or even if the new script would have room in there for them to return.  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

What do the Nerdreaders think?  Let Pirates sink to the bottom of the ocean or keep making them until Depp begins to look like Keith Richards did in Pirates 3?


Thanks to CinemaBlend for the heads-up.


Recently, while talking with The Hollywood Reporter about his upcoming film Into the Woods director Rob Marshall let out the news that Terry Rossio (one of the original Pirates writers) was busy overhauling the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 script, hoping to get it to a point where Johnny Depp might give it a thumb’s up. 

Marshall told The Hollywood Reporter:

“Terry is writing it and he’s working incredibly hard and he did a draft and rethought it all and started working on it again. You want to make sure you are asking the audience to come back to see an exciting adventure and it has to reach that caliber, and if not there’s no reason to do it. I know Johnny feels the same way: He needs to see a script, but he would be happy—if it’s the right script—to put that hat and sword back on.”

You didn’t think it was over at four movies did you? There is no way Disney is going to leave this franchise until the money stops flowing. Sooner or later they may run this ship aground but until then, just batten down your hatches and be prepared for another movie every four years or so.

Just be happy that the “Hall of Presidents” or “It’s a Small World” rides haven’t gotten off the script writing phase and into production. Wait . . . the animatronic presidents save the day after Disney is invaded by alien invaders from space . . . then run for re-election.