The folks at Disney have certainly been busy this morning. In addition to the news about Zack Snyder's Star Wars spin-off, the studio just released an update on a few of their upcoming blockbusters.
First off, the long-rumored fifth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is now a reality, with a July 10, 2015 release date set. The project is still in script-writing mode with Jeff Nathanson handling those duties. The franchise looks to add to the $3.7 million it has earned at the worldwide box office. The last film, On Stranger Tides, banked $1.043 billion.
The highly anticipated Muppets sequel has been gotten a number of cast additions over the past couple of weeks. Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell have signed on, with Tina Fey currently in negotiations to star in the film. The Muppets 2 will arrive in theaters on March 21, 2014.
A third film, titled 1952 starring George Clooney and co-written and directed by Brad Bird, will arrive in theaters in 3D on December 19, 2014. Damon Lindelof is producing and also co-wrote the script with Bird.
Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, has now joined the summer 2014 fray as Disney bumps the untold story of the Sleeping Beauty villain from March 14 to July 2. The film will also now receive a 3D conversion.
Speaking of 3D conversion, two Marvel films will also get the 3D treatment – Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Captain America will arrive in theaters April 4, 2014 while Guardians is slated for August 1, 2014.
It's not all release date additions though. The planned 3D re-release of The Little Mermaid has been scrapped (probably due to less than stellar numbers for Monsters, Inc. 3D). The film was scheduled to return to theaters on September 13.
Are you excited that a fifth Pirates movie is now a reality? Will you seek out the two Marvel movies in 3D? Are you disappointed that The Little Mermaid was scrapped?
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Very excited that there will be a 5th installment to the PIRATES movie franchise: so looking forward to Capt. Jack Sparrow that Actor Johnny Depp portrays with genius wit and clever skills. Love the franchise and hope Actor Orlando Bloom, Penelope Cruise, Naomie Harris will make a nice venture into the new-plot line particularly Ms. Cruise 'cause Capt Sparrow left the poor girl on that Island and she was keyed off at him/and she has a voodoo doll of him!! Hee, heee. Hope it has a nice intriqueing impact storyline the new PIRATE movie and very happy that Actor Johnny DEPP will be reprising his role/I love Capt Jack Sparrow. Also MALEFICENT sounds pretty incrediable starring Angelina JOLIE.
I agree with everything you said
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Definitely disappointed about The Little Mermaid. I think it would have made more money than Monsters Inc. since it's an older film. One of my favorites,
I agree. I was really looking forward to The Little mermaid in 3D. Matt
I'm looking forward to Frozen Muppets 2 Pirates 5 and Maleficent
Exciting news about Pirates 5 and Muppets 2!
I agree and Malaficient i know will be spectacular
And Muppets 2 is also going to be called "The Muppets...Again"
How do you know
Said online that its the working title
Oh by the way did you get what i said about the little mermaid
I said it was going to happen too because of the financial decline of Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc. 3D re releases. Also Muppets 2 might be changed because of the casting is still not finished and because of Frozen
Nah, Frozen would be old by the time Muppets...Again comes out. And its easy to film cameos as well
I was saying I'm betting they wanted to avoid competition
No, they just want to have more time to make the movie
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