Captain Jack Sparrow will set sail and enjoy a pint or two of rum once again as Disney has reset the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 release date for July 7, 2017.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 was originally scheduled to be released on July 10, 2015. After a series of false starts and delays, it became clear that Disney was not going to hit that date. A tentative summer 2016 release was expected, but now we’ll have to wait another three years for Johnny Depp to don the Jack Sparrow makeup and mannerisms once again.
One of the reasons for the delay might have been the departure of uber producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who recently left Disney to explore new waters at Paramount. Bruckheimer produced all four previous Pirates of the Caribbean films that have amassed over $3.7 billion worldwide combined at the box office.
Looking ahead, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 doesn’t have any direct competition on its post-July 4th release date. However, it will have to contend with holdover Despicable Me 3 (June 30) and the arrival of Fantastic Four 2 (July 14) the following weekend.