Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has announced an official release date of July 7th, 2017. Originally scheduled for July 2015, the 2 year delay may be due to budgetary concerns or the fact that Johnny Depp’s schedule is full between his Black Mass movie and the upcoming Alice in Wonderland 2 Disney project set for release in the summer of 2016. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer shared they are getting ready to start shooting POTC 5 at the beginning of 2015.
POTC 5 is currently subtitled as Dead Men Tell No Tales and begins filming in Australian as part of a previous agreement between Australian government and the Walt Disney Company. Directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg confirmed the return of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) but no confirmation as to whether Orlando Bloom will return as Will Turner or Geoffrey Rush as Capt. Barbossa yet. We could see a whole new cast of pirates or the return of familiar faces, but we will have to wait to find out.
With almost a three year wait for the premiere of POTC 5, audiences will have to wait quite a few months to find out more details about the casting and plot of the next POTC film. Will it go back to focusing on Will and Elizabeth with Capt. Sparrow in the background or will Sparrow be front and center as in POTC 4, On Stranger Tides? Looks like we might need to send Anonymouse out to Australia for a bit of spy work.