Hoist the colours, for it looks like Disney‘s infamous Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) will be sailing to the box office sooner than predicted. Originally, the fifth installment of the franchise was set for release on 7 July 2017. However, Disney have now announced that the movie will be released on 26 May 2017; a move that comes as a result of Star Wars: Episode VIII being moved from the May deadline to 17 December 2017 – leaving a project spot open. Also, the original 7 July date has now been occupied by the new Spider-Man reboot.
Currently, filming for the pirate sailing sequel has finished; leaving several fans wondering why the release date is so far away. Returning cast members include Geoffrey Rush (Barbossa), Kevin McNally (Joshamee Gibbs), Martin Klebba (Marty) and Orlando Bloom (Will Turner). The movie will also feature new faces, including Brenton Thwaites as Will Turner’s son Henry Turner, Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth – an academic astronomer and Javier Bardem as the villainous Captain Salzar.
A synopsis of the upcoming film reads: “Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas”. Expect further updates as the movie’s completion progresses.