‘Pirates 5’ to debut with Depp in 2015

‘Pirates 5’ to debut with Depp in 2015

‘Pirates 5’ to debut with Depp in 2015 Disney has revealed a host of high-profile additions to its upcoming release calendar, announcing Jan. 14 it will debut “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” on July 10, 2015, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Johnny Depp is to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and Jeff Nathanson will be the screenwriter, though a director has yet to be announced.

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has previously hinted that she would be up for a role in the series’ latest installment.

Two summer releases are in the works, “The Muppets 2,” where Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrel star opposite the Muppets, premiers March 21, 2014 and “Maleficent,” which tells the story of the Sleeping Beauty villain as played Angelina Jolie, shoots for a release date of July 2, 2014, pushed back from the previous date of March 14, the entertainment publication reported.

Disney has also revealed a trio of 3D films set for release in 2014. The highly-speculated science fiction epic “1952” starring George Clooney under the direction of Brad Bird, slated for a Dec. 19 debut, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” due April 4, and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” set for an Aug. 1 release, the Hollywood Reporter noted.

The Pirates of the Caribbean series

The Pirates of the Caribbean 5 series films started with their first release on the big screen in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. After the success of the first film, Walt Disney Pictures revealed that a trilogy was in the works. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was released three years later in 2006.