Yarr, mateys. In the summer of 2015, Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will release the fifth (!) installment of the ludicrously successful "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise -- and now it has a subtitle.
While promoting the DVD and Blu-ray release of their Academy Award-nominated seafaring adventure "Kon Tiki," Norwegian directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg revealed the full title of their "Pirates of the Caribbean" outing (they are taking over from Rob Marshall, who jumped in after Gore Verbinski helmed the first three). Landlubbers will be lined up in 2015 to see ... "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."
Now, anyone with an even passing obsession with the Pirates of the Caribbean ride knows that these words are very important to the attraction that served as the basis for the franchise. It's a phrase that thunders ominously as the ride proper begins, which, in one of those synergistic windfalls, now occurs right before a misty screen blankets your view. Projected on the screen? Either an animation of Davy Jones (voiced by Bill Nighy in the second and third films) or a brief video of Blackbeard (Ian McShane from the fourth).
The plot for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is being kept tightly under wraps, but when we spoke to Bruckheimer this past summer around the time of "The Lone Ranger"'s release, he told us that the supernatural elements of the franchise would remain and that part of the movie would be set in New Orleans. So, you know, take that to heart, ya scurvy swine.
Johnny Depp will of course be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush is expected back as Barbossa. Initial reports indicated that Penelope Cruz, introduced in the fourth film, would return, but that now seems unlikely.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," which will surely strain even the largest theater marquee, will be out in the crowded summer of 2015.
[via This Is Infamous h/t Indiewire]