Disney Moves Theatrical Release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales up to May 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack SparrowDisney has announced it will move the theatrical release date of its next Pirates of the Caribbean movie up from July 7 to May 26, 2017.

The announcement comes as part of a reshuffling of release dates for Disney movies, which includes the delay of Star Wars: Episode VIII. Originally scheduled for the May 26, 2017 slot Pirates of the Caribbean now occupies, Episode VIII was pushed back seven months to December 15, 2017.

Titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth movie in the swashbuckling fantasy franchise stars Jonny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and returns Orlando Bloom as Will Turner.

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