'Pirates' sequel not coming July 2015 as planned

'Pirates' sequel not coming July 2015 as planned

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Johnny Depp attends the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" Press Conference during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

LOS ANGELES -- The next "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel has been temporarily docked.

The release date for the fifth installment in the film series starring Johnny Depp has been removed from Disney's distribution schedule. It was originally scheduled to launch July 10, 2015.

Disney previously announced that the fifth "Pirates" film will be directed by "Kon-Tiki" filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and was expected to begin production next year.

The move comes after Disney's "The Lone Ranger" failed at the box office this summer and the studio moved the debut of Marvel's "Ant-Man" from Nov. 6, 2015, to July 31, 2015.

The most recent "Pirates" installments, "At World's End" and "On Stranger Tides," were both released in time for Memorial Day weekend in 2007 and 2011.

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