"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" gets a new release date. The fifth installment of the Captain Jack Sparrow tale is now scheduled to make its way out in theaters on July 7, 2017. The other tentpole movie booked for July 2017 is "The Fantastic Four 2".
The "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" sequel was originally set for July 10, 2015 before being pushed back to 2016. The delay was caused by script issues. "Kon-Tiki" helmers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg will serve behind the lens, and Jerry Bruckheimer is back as a producer.
Jeff Nathanson ("Men in Black 3") wrote the script. Bruckheimer once said, "It was too expensive but it was also really complicated and hard to follow." Johnny Depp is expected to reprise his role as the eccentric pirate. Christoph Waltz is rumored to play the main baddie.