The fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ has been pushed back from the summer of 2015 with a likely release date sometime in 2016.
Disney has originally announced that the fifth installment of the ‘Pirates’ franchise is on July 10, 2015, but now has revealed the release date would be pushed back.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer told The Hollywood Reporter of the delay: “We have an outline everyone loves but the script is not done. We want a script that everyone’s signed off on and a budget that everyone’s signed off on.”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” sees Johnny Depp’s return as the iconic Captain Sparrow. The script was written by Jeff Nathanson, while directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are taking over.
No other reasons for the delay were announced, but industry sources believe Disney is playing it safe, since Bruckheimer and Depp’s last collaboration “The Lone Ranger” was a box office failure that hit Disney with a $190 million loss. The delay probably was done to ensure that ‘Pirates’ won’t be competing for ticket sales with other summer 2015 releases like “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the “Man of Steel” sequel, “Jurassic Park IV,” and a “Terminator” reboot.
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