Tuesday, September 10, 2013

POTC 5 "Dead Men Tell No Tales" 2015 Release Cancelled, Postponed to Summer 2016

According to The Hollywood Reporter Pirates of Caribbean 5 "Dead Men Tell No Tales" July 2015 release date has been postponed to Summer 2016. Considering the number of big blockbusters scheduled for a release on this summer 2015 - see my previous article HERE - it's not a bad idea. But what seems to be behind this decision is something different apparently linked with the script written by Jeff Nathanson: 

"According to the producer, the Pirates filmmakers weren’t happy with screenwriter Jeff Nathanson’s initial script, and he’s now at work on a second attempt based on the well-received outline: “We have an outline everyone loves but the script is not done... we want a script that everyone’s signed off on and a budget that everyone’s signed off on"... A source says the studio thought the original Nathanson script "was too expensive but it was also really complicated and hard to follow."  

With Star Wars 7, Avengers 2 and Pixar's Inside Out and Finding Dory the same year Disney will have plenty to do so the postpone of POTC 5 is no big drama. And by the way, the Marvel Ant Man movie who was supposed to be released Nov 2015 will finally be released in July, not only because there is a date available now that POTC 5 cancelled its July release but also to don't have to face the November release of the next James Bond. 

In terms of theme parks the postpone of POTC 5 might have an effect on Disneyland Paris if the park was waiting for its release to introduce the Jack Sparrow AAs in the POTC attraction. In two words, DLP fans must not expect a POTC update before 2016 - and IF Disneyland Paris decides to do it, which is not sure yet.

Picture: copyright Disney


Anonymous said...

why do you want Jack Sparrow so badly? I understand wanting better maintence, entertainments, replacement for Captain Eo, and even a replacement for Star Tours (tho I love the old drive-in look it has). However, having been to DLP and Disneyland in the past couple of year, I can say that I enjoyed it without the distraction of an out of place and creepy robot Johnny Depp. The mysterious atmosphere and originality of the ride are both lost with him added. Plus he can't play Jack Sparrow forever (one hopes). DLP has the best version of POTC, don't mess it up the way the awesome DLP Space Mountain was.

Sekaidisney said...

Oh, bugger

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

I agree with you about AA Jack anonymous, I also wouldn't like to see it at DLP.

And a script "too expensive and also really complicated and hard to follow" is really bad news for the next Pirates movie IMO; why can't Pirates of the Caribbean pillage, plunder, rifle, and loot? Why do they have to write all the time a completely unrealistic, nonsense, supernatural, complicated and fanciful plot for Pirates?

A little supernatural may be nice, like in the rotten Pirates in the first one or the first mermaid scene in the fourth though, if they don't exaggerate so much and also use some realistic elements.