‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ to Hit Theaters July 2017


Captain Jack Sparrow has just planted a pirate flag in the 2017 movie season.

After a few false starts and delays, “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” will sail into theaters on July 7, 2017, Walt Disney Studios said Wednesday. The latest rum-soaked installment in the Johnny Depp franchise has the date to itself, but faces competition from the July 14th release of “Fantastic Four 2” and the June 30th debut of “Despicable Me 3.”

Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who got their sea legs with “Kon Tiki,” will direct.

Disney has been getting way out ahead when it comes to dating its films. Last Friday it announced release dates for a quintet of untitled Marvel films, so get ready to enjoy the last of those come 2019.

“Pirates of the Caribbean 5” was originally slated for a summer 2015 release date, but the film was pushed back over script issues. In the meantime, producer Jerry Bruckheimer ended his long-term deal with Disney last year and decamped for Paramount.

The Pirates movies have made $3.7 billion at the global box office and made Depp a superstar, so it’s easy to see why Disney wants to board the Black Pearl once more.

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  1. Mary Brackett says:

    By 2017, I’ll probably have forgotten that it’s supposed to premiere…. I’ll definitely not be interested anymore by then… :/

  2. bob says:

    It is really irritating the way studios are posting release dates for sequels to movies that have not been released yet. Fantastic Four 1 has the stench of a bomb, but they are telling us they are making a sequel, they should probably announce Guardians of the Galaxy 2 since the first one has the stench of a flop all around it.

  3. amanda says:

    Should have left it alone. The 2nd and 3rd ones were terrible. The 4th was pretty good. I’ll be waiting for this one to go to redbox.

    • Yousef says:

      These movies make billions and there’s audience for them. They shouldn’t stop making them.

      • amanda says:

        There is an audience for terrible movies, correct. There are no new ideas left in film so lets just keep remaking old films and more sequels to bad ones.

  4. Wow, I’ll mark the date on my calendar….in 2.5 years when I buy it.

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