Hello, Jana here,
Disney is hoping the golden goose lays another blockbuster with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales“. We’ve got a release date of July 7, 2017. I’m a big Johnny Depp fan, and I love the Pirates movies. There’s a point where you have to let a good thing end while it’s still awesome. The last film ‘On Stranger Tides‘, seemed to begin digging it’s own resting place in Davey Jones’ Locker. I really think that’s where the franchise jumped the proverbial shark. I kind of think Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley‘s departures started the series in a tail spin.
Originally the company thought about a summer 2016 date, but was overall decided it best not to rush before they get the script right. Jeff Nathanson is writing. We’re looking at a big part of the cast, at least rumored, to be attached to another voyage. The thing that may save this endeavor from being another flop, in my book (‘On Stranger Tides‘ made over $1 Billion), is the addition to the cast of Christoph Waltz. If you don’t know who Waltz is, you simply don’t watch great movies. The way he played the quiet, yet violently perfunctory Col. Hans Landa in Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’, then flipped personalities to be a compassionate, yet still quite efficient bounty hunter in ‘Django Unchained‘, also by Tarantino. He’s won 2 Academy Awards and deserved each one. I’m very curious to see where his role of Captain Brand fits into the POTC world. Jumping the shark or not, I’ll still watch just to see what this one holds.