Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 still awaiting official go ahead

News Simon Brew 19 Mar 2014 - 06:40
Pirates of the Caribbean

It's still expected to happen, but Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies isn't a done deal yet, it seems...

Now this is a little bit of a surprise. Whilst we don't know too many people eagerly awaiting the next instalment in the Pirates Of The Caribbean cinematic saga, particularly off the back of the last three films, the movies have still proven to be big money makers. Pirates Of The Caribbean 4, for instance, took over $1bn at the worldwide box office.

Thus, when the mooted Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, which will see Johnny Depp reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, was put back from its original 2015 release date, we figured it was just a slight delay. As it turns out though, Disney boss Bob Iger has revealed that the film hasn't even got a green light yet.

That's in spite of the fact that directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are apparently on board the film, and also in spite of the fact that the film appears to have a title - Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies.

We still suspect that the green light is coming - these films make too much money for it not to be - but perhaps Disney has realised that it might not get away with another poor movie in this particular saga. We can but hope.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies is still expected to be released in 2016. But for the first time, there might just be a little bit of doubt about that...


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Slight cold feet over The Lone Ranger maybe? I can't really think there's much to that. Or possibly just worried about the competition. Still, even if I don't like them much outside the first one, they do always turn serious cash so you'd think they'd have it locked down by now.

Pirates 5 will happen. The fourth one made a billion dollars for crying out loud.

Why can't it be Dead Men Make No Movies?

It can't because you are talking about a franchise that made over 3 billion dollars. Don't watch it if you don't like it.

Pirates of the Caribbean is the very definition of diminishing returns.

Not The Hangover?

I enjoyed all of the movies. Dead Man's Chest was far superior to the first one. World's End was a little disappointing but still massively entertaining. Stranger Tides is the weakest of the four movies.

The second was awful and I didn't see the third, but I heard it was slightly better than the second. Pirates, on the other hand, started fantastic with the first, the second was okay, the third was rubbish - a bit confusing and busy, and the fourth was dreadful.

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