The film beats a hasty retreat from powerhouse sequels like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars Episode 7, and Independence Day.
Disney announced yesterday that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has been pushed back form its July, 2015 release date. The film was facing some stiff competition, and someone at Disney apparently realized that this franchise, based on a theme park ride and starring Johnny Depp playing a complete weirdo, had no business being as successful as it was and got it the hell out of that busy blockbuster season as quickly as possible.
"Audiences are onto us now," said a Disney rep while walking the plank, "as evidenced by the dismal performance of the last Pirates sequel, The Lone Ranger."
Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, will be directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and should hit theaters sometime in 2016, unless any other movies are released that year, in which case Disney may need to reconsider.
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