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Release date set for 5th Pirates of the Caribbean film

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Jul 25, 2014 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
The fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise will be released July 7, 2017. The film was originally set to hit theaters summer 2015, but was delayed after the lackluster box office performance of The Lone Ranger (which starred Johhny Depp and was produced by Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer). Depp will be back as Captain Jack Sparrow. Christoph Waltz is rumored to be playing a villain and Geoffrey Rush is said to be returning in his role as Captain Barbossa.

The Pirates franchise has grossed more than $3.7 billion in sales.