September 11th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
It looks like it won't be a pirates life for anyone anytime soon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the next chapter in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" has been delayed past its intended 2015 release date.
"We have an outline everyone loves," producer Jerry Bruckheimer told THR. "But the script is not done."
This means that Johnny Depp's Captain Jack and the rest of the Black Pearl crew may not hit the high seas until at least 2016.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" was set to be a big part of Disney's summer 2015 release schedule along with its other potential blockbusters "Star Wars: Episode VII" and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."
However, after the box office failure of "The Lone Ranger" (another Depp/Bruckheimer vehicle), Disney is seemingly taking its time to make sure that the fifth "Pirates" adventure - with Depp reprising the role of everyone's favorite rum-drunk captain - safely makes it out of port.
"It's all a factor," Bruckheimer said when asked whether the potential price tag of the film was part of its delay. "We want a script that everyone's signed off on and a budget that everyone's signed off on."
Bruckheimer also went on to say that he's hopeful that the film will be ready for summer of 2016.
"Dead Men Tell No Tales" will be the follow-up to "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which brought in a treasure trove at the box office in 2011. Globally, the movie's earned $1.04 billion.
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