Word has it that Johnny Depp will crawl back into the skin of Captain Jack Sparrow one more time. Which means that there will be another high seas chapter to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. This week, sources have revealed that the latest adventure is titled, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
The screenplay is penned by Jeff Nathanson, who wrote the screenplay for “Tower Heist” and the screen story for “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” and the directing duties fall to the directors of “Kon-Tiki,” Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” is set for production in 2014 and is scheduled for release in, you guessed it, 2015. Meaning this latest installment to this swashbuckling franchise will be released around the same time as “The Superman-Batman Project” and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Is Captain Sparrow ready to contend with superheroes? Let’s find out.
Update: According to reports, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” has been pushed back to summer 2016. From what the reports indicate, the studio is giving the new screenwriter Jeff Nathanson and new directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning more time to adapt to the scale of the project rather than rush them into the spotlight with one of Disney’s profitable franchises. Such a shame. I was looking forward to see Captain Jack Sparrow duke it out at the box office with “The Avengers” as well as Batman and Superman. Still, I’m looking forward to the new swashbuckling installment all the same.