At long last, the fifth installment of Walt Disney’s popular swash-buckling adventure film franchise, “The Pirates of the Caribbean,” finally announced its release date. The film was initially set to be released in 2015. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it was delayed so that the writing team of the movie could work more on the script. Read on to learn more about this story.
The fifth instalment, entitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” will be released on July 7, 2017. Initially slated for a 2015 release, it had been delayed to be released in 2016. However, after this news, fans of the franchise can finally breathe a sigh of relief and expect for more adventures to sail their way in the summer of 2017.
The film will star Johnny Depp, who will reprise his role as the eccentric pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, who has since become a cult favorite. Captain Jack Sparrow has been present in all of the films of the franchise, from the original film, “The Curse of the Black Pearl,” all the way to the latest instalment, “On Stranger Tides.”
“The Curse of the Black Pearl” was an instant hit, as it blended comedy, swash-buckling adventure, and pirates into one whole movie. This movie also starred Orlando Bloom, who portrayed Will Turner, alongside Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann. The latest movie, “On Stranger Tides,” featured a whole new pirate crew, as Captain Jack Sparrow runs into an old flame, portrayed by Penelope Cruz, and the infamous Blackbeard, while on his way to search for the fabled Fountain of Youth.
The film franchise was originally based on a Disney theme park of the same name, and according to The Wrap, the films of the franchise have already earned around $3.7 billion.
The movie will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who has produced all of the films in the “Pirates” franchise. It will be directed by Norwegian directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. The duo is known for directing the 2012 film “Kon-Tiki.”
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