Disney Pulls ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ from 2015 Calendar

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Move comes after studio bumps up Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

After moving up Marvel’s “Ant-Man” to July 31, 2015, Disney has removed from the calendar its fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” installment, which previously was slated to bow July 10 that same year.

Disney released a note Tuesday that now lists the “Pirates” pic as “unset.”

The film’s original release date would have returned the “Pirates” franchise to July, after the most recent two installments, “At World’s End” and “On Stranger Tides,” both bowed around Memorial Day weekend. Though Disney has yet to firm a date, it’s reasonable to assume that the studio may claim Memorial Day 2016 for its next “Pirates” pic.

The studio already has a busy summer 2015: Marvel’s “The Avengers” sequel, “The Age of Ultron,” bows May 1, followed by Pixar’s June 19 release “Inside Out.” Disney recently bumped up “Ant-Man” from its previously scheduled Nov. 6 date.

The fifth “Pirates” installment, which is directed by “Kon-Tiki” helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, is slated to begin production in the fall of 2014. Pic’s start date originally was set for the first quarter, though the studio needed more time in development.

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  1. Ann says:

    Dear producers! I want to state that Captain Jack Sparrow is the idol of my childhood. My dad works at sea and tells me many fascinating stories about sea adventures. He showed me the films “Pirates of the Caribbean”, for which I am very grateful to him. I know all the quotes from these films and review them every year for 3-5 times each series. These films I watch from 4 or 5 years. I watched the new movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead people do not tell tales,” and I really liked it. Seeing my favorite actors again after a long time was just awesome! I really want the idol of my childhood, whose feats and behavior I was leveled (in a good way) to remain in my favorite films. I understand that young actors are equally interesting, but why remove the main character of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, if the plot of the following films can revolve around Karina Barbosso (Smitt) and Henry Turner, whose adventures can be developed with the help of Captain Jack Sparrow, savvy?

  2. sudfamily says:

    The article forgot to mention another mildly popular franchise that Disney recently purchased and that they plan to release a movie based off of said franchise in 2015 as well. You may have heard of it, it’s called STAR WARS! To say that 2015 is already over crowded is an understatement. The summers of 2014 and 2016 are going to be huge letdowns at this rate. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see other studios shuffle movies around, especially after we get an official release date for Star Wars.

  3. I’m looking forward to it like I was Lone Ranger but that didnt stand a chance with so many big films opening all

  4. LOL says:

    This is a franchise that makes America look crap.

  5. Mr Oranges says:

    Aww, this was the movie I was most excited for behind Star Wars. Ah well, I can hang on another year. If they’re using the extra time to improve the script that’s no bad thing!

  6. LittleMrSunshine says:

    Glad they are moving this as it would probably flop in 2015 crowded line up I’m looking forward to it like I was Lone Ranger but that didnt stand a chance with so many big films opening all in a few short months! Lets hope those minions don’t show up in 2016 lol

  7. Living the Geek Life says:

    With Batman vs Superman coming out the following weekend, I’m not surprised that this tent-pole is being moved.

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