'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' runs into delay
September 11th, 2013
01:30 PM ET

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' runs into delay

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.


soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Katie

    September 19th sees us close down Pirates of the caribbean Online MMORPG game, we are aiming at destroying everyones lives who have played this wonderful game

    September 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JosieCat

    Enough Pirates already. Don't get me wrong, I loved the first one, liked the second one, the third one was OK, and fast fowarded through much of the fourth one. It's not a fresh idea anymore. Give it up!

    September 12, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. M.A.P.

    Wise move on Disney's behalf. One must be cautious after such a disasterous flop like Lone Ranger. Depp has been at risk of overexposure for the last year or so and I think that's one of the reasons why LR failed. Maybe if we have a little break from DisneyDepp we will actually yearn to see Captain Sparrow again, but for now, a break is just what the public needs.

    September 12, 2013 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. JGN

    No, absolutely love J Depp and loved the first THREE pirate movies; but the fourth was terrible, with the religion on both sides muddying the waters of adventure and humor; really, a missionary tied to the mast?? Glum Spaniards destroying the fountain of youth? Who went mad in the script room before writing in those scenes?
    I would love to write the script for the next one; just make sure Depp is well featured instead of being forced to slog his way through such ridiculous concepts. And for godsakes try some FRIENDLY mermaids, Disney. Jeesh.

    September 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hiker 2

    Another movie that will suck!

    September 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 1st!

    Tah-dah!

    September 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |

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