Disney delays the release of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 , removing it from the 2015 calendar.
After moving up Marvel’s An- Man to July 31, 2015, Disney has removed from the calendar its fifth Pirates of the Caribbean installment, according to a report by Variety. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 was previously was slated to debut July 10, 2015, but Disney released a note Tuesday that now lists the Pirates feature as “unset.”
The film’s original release date would have returned the Pirates franchise to July, after the most recent two installments, At World’s End and On Stranger Tides, were both released into theaters around Memorial Day weekend. Though Disney has yet to set a date, Variety speculates it’s reasonable to assume that the studio may claim Memorial Day 2016 for its next Pirates movie.
The studio already has a busy summer 2015: Marvel’s The Avengers sequel, The Age of Ultron, debuts May 1, followed by Pixar’s June 19 release, Inside Out. Disney recently bumped up Ant-Man from its previously scheduled November 6 date.
The fifth Pirates installment, directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, is slated to begin production in the fall of 2014. The feature’s start date originally was set for the first quarter.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.