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POTC Dead Men Tell No Tales posterPirates of the Caribbean (5): Dead Men Tell No Tales

3/24/16 - Disneys Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have gone back to add an extra big set-piece scene to include Paul McCartney, who quietly has joined the cast of the film. The picture stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Javier Bardem as the villainous Captain Salazar, and Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario play new characters and Orlando Bloom returns as Will Turner.  The film releases May 26, 2017.  Source:


9/10/13 - Disney has moved off Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 to the summer 2016.   The studio and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have an advanced outline from scribe Jeff Nathanson, who is writing. They have directors Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg. Source:


5/29/13 - Disney has selected Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg to direct Pirates Of The Caribbean 5.  The studio has already set a July10, 2015, worldwide release date.  Disney is planning to begin shooting late this year or early next year.   Source: Variety


1/14/13 - Disney also announced Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will open July 10, 2015. The next Pirates will star Johnny Depp with a script by Jeff Nathanson, but no director has been attached.


1/14/11 - Variety reported that Disney has signed screenwriter Terry Rossio to pen a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean.  Studio confirmed the deal Thursday night.  Disney hasn't yet signed a director for the fifth Pirates.

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