Pirates of the Caribbean 5 – which had a working title of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at one point – is now slated for release in July 2017, nearly two years later than originally scheduled.
The film has suffered several delays and other issues, including Jerry Bruckheimer’s departure from Disney last fall.
The original issue with the film’s delay was reportedly script issues. It was also reported last year that Johnny Depp’s filming scheduled was booked up with his roles in Into the Woods and the reported Alice in Wonderland sequel.
Bruckheimer and Disney parted ways in September 2013 after a nearly 20-year working relationship that produced 27 films including the National Treasure series, the Pirates franchise, and 2013’s box office flop The Lone Ranger.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has made more than $3 billion at the worldwide box office, with On Stranger Tides earning a cool $1 billion on its own.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will battle Despicable Me 3 and Fantastic Four 2 when it opens next summer.