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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 delayed

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was originally set for a July 10, 2015 release date, but it now seems as though Disney is delaying the project until 2016 or later. They are citing that, apparently, they want to make sure the film is as good as it can be.

This is a fairly surprising move by Disney, but at the same time it isn't. Not only did Independence Day 2 get delayed as well but yesterday they announced Ant-Man was moving from November to July. Not to mention they have The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Finding Dory, and Star Wars: Episode VII slated for 2015. It's also possible we could also see Cinderella and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in 2015 as well.
My personal opinion is Disney is trying to be a bit more... cautious. They have had two multi-million dollar box office flops in two years; those flops being John Carter and The Lone Ranger. Not to mention the fact that not a lot of people seemed to like On Stranger Tides or At World's End. I think they are taking their time to see what they can shave off the budget to make it a bit less painful if the fifth Pirates flops worse than the previous two have.

Other than the delay all we know is Johnny Depp is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are on board to direct.

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