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Production for Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales Set for 2015


There’s a good chance that Johnny Depp will be back as Captain Jack Sparrow in the 5th installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I don’t see how they could continue the series without him now that they’ve abandoned the Will Turner storyline.

The movie was originally supposed to open in 2015, but now we learn that production will just be getting started in the new year. It is expected to bow mid-summer under the title: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

After the disaster that was The Lone Ranger, Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer dissolved their working arrangement, but everyone will be back in the boat for this sequel. They just make too much money for all involved.

In addition to Johnny Depp, it’s expected that Geoffrey Rush and Penelope Cruz will return along with many of the regular shipmates. Ghosts and the Bermuda Triangle are rumored as plot points and screenwriter Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 2) is writing the screenplay with Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) directing.

Johnny Depp’s star value has dropped after “The Lone Ranger” and “Transcendence” both tanked at the box office. Depp still is working with Disney on their Alice in Wonderland sequel and has reportedly signed for Pirates 5 & 6 already.

The question now is can all the other ducks get lined up in a row to fit into one of the open weekends in a crowded summer 2016 and not conflict with any Marvel or Star Wars releases.

Are you looking forward to more from Johnny Depp as Captain Jack?

8 thoughts on “Production for Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales Set for 2015”

  1. I’m not looking forward to any more Pirates sequels and didn’t even see the 4th one. I really liked the first movie and wasn’t a huge fan of the others. They’re really making sure that they get all the dollars they can out of this franchise.

  2. I’m all for capitalism…HOWEVER, situations like this, “direct to home” videos – which don’t even use the original voices, and spin-offs like “Planes”, are clearly money grabs. I know Disney is “for profit” it just gets tiring. I’m not even sure I saw Pirates 3 and totally missed 4.

  3. I thought the fourth Pirates was the best since the original, but then again I also found “The Lone Ranger” to be a lot of fun.

  4. I like the Pirates movies and, if the script is good and funny, and the stunts are entertaining I’d love to see JD in more. We all liked The Lone Ranger, not sure why it wasn’t more successful but could be because it was a bit darker and more bloody than POTC. It wasn’t really suitable for kids.

  5. I am absolutely looking forward to Pirates 5 and cannot wait to see it!! My family and I have loved all of the Pirates movies, and Pirates 1 is our favorite movie of all time. Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, and Kevin McNally have been superb in their roles. We have had so much fun with the entire Pirates theme. Keep them coming!!

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