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Release Date Madness: Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Muppets 2, 1952, and More From Disney

Diseny sent out a press release earlier this afternoon with a schedule update for thier upcoming films.  Within the release came the announcement of release dates for Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Muppets 2, Brad Bird's secretive sci-fi project 1952.  On top of that, there are a couple shuffles, and 3D confirmations for the upcoming Marvel films. 

I think it's easier to just let the press release speak for itself, as it sums it up better than I probably could!

THE MUPPETS 2 is now dated on 3/21/14.

·         MUPPETS 2 is produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman and directed by James Bobin. The screenplay is by Bobin and Nick Stoller, who will also serve as executive producer. The cast includes Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell – and of course, the whole Muppets gang.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Marvel) will be available in 3D.

·         Releases on 4/4/14.

·         CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER will pick up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” leaves off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world. The film stars Chris Evans in the title role and will be directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo.

MALEFICENT is now dated on 7/2/14 (from 3/14/14).

·         MALEFICENT, the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty,” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.

·         MALEFICENT will be released in 3D and is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel) will be available in 3D.

·         Releases on 8/1/14.

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. James Gunn will direct.

1952 is now dated on 12/19/14 in 3D.

·         1952 will be produced by Damon Lindelof and directed by Brad Bird, from a script by Lindelof and Bird. George Clooney will star.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 is now dated on 7/10/15.

·         PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and will star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Jeff Nathanson is writing the screenplay.

·         The “Pirates of the Caribbean” films have earned over $3.7 billion at the worldwide box office. Most recently, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” earned over $1.043 billion.

There you have it.  Pirates 5 is definitely moving forward and inching into an already packed 2015 Summer.  I'm interested to see how well it can compete with Avengers 2, Star Wars Episode VII, Justice League and a slew of other things.  I could care less about the confirmations of the films coming out in 3D, but hey, they're still trying to make it work.


How do you guys feel about Pirates 5 in 2015?


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