Originally slated to open on July 10, 2015, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is now drifting towards a 2016 release date. The studio’s reason for the delay: to take the time with this particular installment in order to make sure it’s as good as it can be. Disney isn’t exactly hurting for summer 2015 releases, as we reported in yesterday’s news that Ant-Man would be making a leap from November to July. They’ve also got Pixar’s Inside Out and The Avengers: Age of Ultron opening up, so I think they’ll be okay. No confirmation on just when Star Wars: Episode VII is landing, but news for now has us waiting another year for Pirates.
Johnny Depp will return to star in the film, reportedly titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 3) wrote the screenplay, and Kon-Tiki‘s Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will direct. (Via THR)