Walt Disney Studios Announces New Release Dates for Pirates and Star Wars

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The big announcement from The Walt Disney Studios today was the new release dates from two major films coming our way.

The first film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was set for July 7, 2017 and has been moved up to May 26, 2017. The film starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow returns to the screen with fellow cast members, Geoffrey Rush (Barbossa) and Orlando Bloom (Will Turner). Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, this is one that fans have been waiting for a long time.

The second film, Star Wars: Episode VIII under the production of Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman with executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin has been moved to a later release date of December 15, 2017.

Originally set to come out May 26, 2017, the move to December may be related to the fact that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken record sales with a December release. While the move to May for Pirates’ Dead Men Tell No Tales would follow the Stranger Tides May debut.

Perhaps the studio heads are starting a new tradition of release dates to correspond with the success related to previous releases? What do you think, Disney Addicts?   Will the dates matter or do you prefer the soon the better?


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