By Will Ashton
With yesterday’s announcement that Ant-Man would be pushed up from November to July 31, 2015, it was looking as though Disney would be having four separate releases for the summer 2015 season. But it appears that one of those have now backed out, as the release date, and filming, of Pirates of the Caribbean 5 are now delayed.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that production on the film, to be directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki), has been delayed due to script issues. The film is being written by Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 3). Considering the aftermath of The Lone Ranger‘s bloated budget, it’s possible that the studio is trying to bring the price tag down before cameras roll.
Production on the sequel is now set to start this fall, which is later than anticipated. They are hoping to release the film by the summer of 2016.
While Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will not be hitting theaters in the summer of 2015, Disney still has The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out and, now, Ant-Man to look out for. They also have Star Wars: Episode VII, though, the release date for the film has not been determined.