The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has now been running for over a decade – it was 13 years this August – and as we face the release of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (aka Dead Men Tell No Tales) we have to acknowledge that it will probably outlive all of us.
We’ve been hearing about the fifth film (yes, fifth) for so long that it had started to feel like it might never actually come out, but it’ll finally hit cinemas in May of 2017.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is scheduled for release on May 26, 2017, by which time it will have been six years since POTC: On Stranger Tides, aka The One With Penelope Cruz. So why the wait? Mostly, you can blame The Lone Ranger. Disney took a big gamble on Depp’s ability to headline another action franchise with another kooky performance, and it backfired so hard that the studio rolled way back on their commitment to Pirates.
The very first trailer for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrived and the biggest shock is that Jack Sparrow’s not actually even in it. Instead, it’s a VERY murky and somewhat spooky teaser that gives us a look at Javier Bardem’s drooling undead Captain Salazar and fresh-faced Henry Turner – Will’s son.
The trailer seems to indicate we could be looking at a much darker installment that’s a way away from Pirates 4. If so, we say Aye Captain!