Just one day following news that Disney and Marvel bumped Ant-Man three months up from early November to July 31, 2015 (presumably to get away from the 24th James Bond movie and final Hunger Games entry), today comes word that the Mouse House is shuffling up plans for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean. Originally eyeing a July 10, 2015 opening, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has been delayed "beyond Summer 2015"--whatever that means. Some reports cite Summer 2016 as now being the sequel's targeted window, but that remains unconfirmed.
All eyes have been on Disney lately thanks to its large cache of potentially lucrative blockbusters lined up over the next half-decade. Marvel's Ant-Man date switch is still being debated by fans, and we've previously considered July's (now former) slotting of Pirates to be suspect. Today's news confirms that suspicion, although it still doesn't answer all of the calendar's questions--the big one being "how does Star Wars: Episode VII fit into their plans?"
Despite two convention confirmations from Disney CEO Bob Iger this year, emphasizing J.J. Abrams' new Star Wars flick would open in Summer 2015, many have remained skeptical about that goal. The main reason has been a lack of news flow around the highly anticipated sequel. From casting, to a release date announcement, to a title announcement, and the apparent fact that production won't be fully ramped up until late this year or early 2014, the Disney, Lucasfilm, and Abrams camps have been mum... (more)
Full story: http://www.boxoffice...-evolving-slate
Edited by ShawnMR, 10 September 2013 - 03:57 PM.