Disney to Release Pirates of the Caribbean 5 in 2017

Disney to Release Pirates of the Caribbean 5 in 2017

Walt Disney Pictures just announced that Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will hit theaters on July 7, 2017. The movie, which previously was said to have the subtitle of “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” has that date to itself for now.

A week before, on June 30, Universal Pictures has scheduled Despicable Me 3, while a week after, on July 14, 20th Century Fox was planning to release The Fantastic Four 2. Disney and Marvel Studios also recently announced that a mystery movie will open on July 28, 2017.

Catch Me If You Can scribe Jeff Nathanson has provided the screenplay for the fifth installment, which will be directed by Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Launched in 2003 with The Curse of the Black Pearl, the franchise has, in every film so far, featured Johnny Depp in the role of Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa. The most recent adventure, On Stranger Tides, also starred Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane and Sam Claflin and turned out more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” films have earned over $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office.