The Muppets 2 and Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 release dates

News Simon Brew 15 Jan 2013 - 06:17
The Muppets

Disney confirms the official release dates of a pair of its upcoming sequels...

Just yesterday, we reported the news that Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 had taken a fresh step forward with the recruiting of a new writer for the project. Jeff Nathanson has been hired to take a stab at the script for the new film, and we now have a firm idea as to what timetable Disney is working to on the movie. The studio has formally announced the release date for Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 as July 10th 2015. That puts it slap bang into the middle of a summer that's already set to feature The Avengers 2, Star Wars Episode 7 and Justice League.

At this stage, it's unclear who's going to be directing the new Pirates movie, with Rob Marshall the current incumbent. We'll let you know when the decision is made.

Of greater interest to us though is the news that the new Muppets film also has a release date. The Muppets 2, which it won't end up being called, is set to shoot over the next few months in the UK. At first, it was suspected that the movie was being readied for release at the end of this year, but given that Disney already has a big family movie planned for the back end of 2013 - Frozen - it's perhaps unsurprising that the new Muppets film won't be with us until 2014.

The exact release date? It's now been confirmed as March 21st 2014. That's one year and 65 days away, and the countdown has very much begun...

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