Disney to Release PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 in 2017

The Black Pearl is set to sail once more! Disney confirmed that THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 will hit theaters on July 7, 2017.


The film was originally scheduled for 2015, but script issues delayed production. There have been no reports on the film’s plot, but one very important detail has been solidified: Johnny Depp will return in the role of Jack Sparrow.

Much like ON STRANGER TIDES, we imagine the story will focus around Sparrow and his adventures. The film will be directed by KON TIKI’s Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg.

Though it’s currently the only film announced for that release date, POTC 5 faces competition on surrounding weeks from DESPICABLE ME 3 (June 30) and THE FANTASTIC FOUR 2 (July 14).