Because box office is king, we’re getting another Pirates of the Caribbean movie whether we like it or not. The jury is still out as to whether this will be the last film in the franchise or if Disney is just on the verge of relieving Johnny Depp of his nautical duties as Captain Jack Sparrow and handing the film series off to new blood instead. All we know is Jack Sparrow’s past comes to haunt him when a pirate hunter (Javier Bardem) he cursed in his younger years comes back to get revenge on the rum-soaked pirate.
A new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer surfaced online this weekend, and while it features some bits that we already saw in the most recently released theatrical trailer, it also gives us some new moments with franchise newcomers Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites, as well as some information on where pirates fall on the necessity of pants.
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The new trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales features some onscreen text that feels like a threat to Disney shareholders and a promise to everyone who wishes Johnny Depp would just go way. “The final adventure begins” the trailer declares in-between shots of Captain Jack Sparrow prancing across dangerous ground and Javier Bardem doing…whatever the hell Javier Bardem is doing in this movie (and whatever it is, I think I dig it).
So, it’s time to ask the big question: is Disney actually planning to cap off the Pirates of the Caribbean series with the fifth movie? Are they doing this, for the lack of a more eloquent term, for realsies?
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Walt Disney Pictures has revealed the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales teaser poster ahead of the first trailer debut which will happen tonight. Hit the jump to find out when the first teaser trailer for the fifth Pirates of the Carribean movie will air, and also get a glimpse at the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales teaser poster in full.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Pirates of the Caribbean is reportedly replacing Peter Pan in Fantasmic at Disneyland.
- Season of the Force is heading to Disneyland Paris.
- A Celebration of Harry Potter returns to Universal Orlando for year four.
- Universal’s Toothsome Chocolate Emporium soft-opens amidst a lawsuit.
- Notes on Animal Kingdom‘s ever-changing hours.
- Hong Kong Disneyland rebounds, but it really wants that Iron Man attraction.
- A first look at the new gingerbread house in this year’s Haunted Mansion Holiday.
- The crazy true story of two guys who documented Epcot’s Horizons.
- Walt Disney World’s Magic Bands may be getting an upgrade.
- Yep, this year’s Disney parks Halloween merchandise is here.
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In today’s Theme Park Bits:
- New footage from the Shanghai Disneyland version of Peter Pan’s Flight.
- An deep dive into the technology behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle For the Sunken Treasure.
- A new look at Shanghai Disneyland’s Buzz Lightyear Planet Rescue.
- The first photos from inside Epcot’s Frozen Ever After.
- Details on Universal’s refurbished Incredible Hulk Coaster.
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Shanghai Disneyland won’t have its grand opening until June 16th 2016, but Disney’s Chinese theme park has been running soft openings, giving guests a sneak preview of what’s inside. Earlier this week we ran a video from the new Tron ride
, a rollercoaster ride called Tron Lightcycle Power Run that looked pretty great. Today I bring you the most impressive thing I’ve seen coming out of Shanghai Disneyland, and that is the new Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
No, this isn’t the same animatronic ride from Disneyland (or the much shorter version from Disney World’s Magic Kingdom), this is an all-new ride which Disney has been calling the park’s signature attraction: Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. The new E-ticket ride, located in the park’s Treasure Cove land, features “a combination of new technology and innovation and will take guests on a pirate adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Davy Jones, providing an experience unlike anything else in the world.”
Okay, so that doesn’t even do it justice. The first good ride-on video has hit the web and HOLY SHIT. I know I don’t swear too much on here, so when I do it carries some gravity. This ride looks amazing. Please, stop what you’re doing, and hit the jump to watch this first ride video from Pirates of the Caribbean in Shanghai Disneyland.
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Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Believe it or not, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a movie that actually exists. The fifth film in Disney’s lucrative franchise feels like it wrapped principal photography ages ago and it’s still over a year away from from its May 26, 2017 release date. And aside from Johnny Depp and his dogs getting on the wrong side of Australian law, it’s been a very quiet production. Other than an official synopsis, a year-old first look, and Disney quickly using this film to fill the old Star Wars: Episode 8 release date, we haven’t seen much of anything.
Now, a new piece of news has washed ashore and it’s certainly unexpected. Paul McCartney has joined the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Ah, this is what it feels like when the big picture suddenly comes into focus. Moments after it was revealed that Star Wars: Episode 8 was making an unexpected leap to December 15, 2017, another movie shifted into its coveted Memorial Day release date. Yes, this is the work of the always crafty Captain Jack Sparrow, as the film in question is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth entry in Disney’s insanely profitable (if increasingly dire) franchise.
What? Did you think Disney was actually going to let someone else have that weekend?
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Thanks to Marvel Studios, fans have started to stick around more often after the credits, or at least a flashy closing credits sequence, to make sure there isn’t some secret scene to catch. But there have been plenty of post-credits scenes that played the big screen far before Iron Man ever teased the assemble of The Avengers back in 2008.
And now a new video takes a look back at 10 post-credits scenes that you may have never seen. For example, Bill Murray is a riot in Zombieland, but did you know there’s one more tidbit with the Ghostbusters star spouting off a classic line from Caddyshack at the end of the credits of the horror comedy? Check out that and nine other post-credits scenes you may have missed below, but beware of spoilers for the end of the movie in order to explain the context. Read More »
The internet has been rather charmed in the past by the charitable activities of Marvel Studios’ stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans, stopping by a couple children’s hospitals as Star-Lord and Captain America respectively. But now another iconic Disney actor has been captured using his stardom to bring joy to some kids who need it the most.
Johnny Depp took a break from filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to stop by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia in full wardrobe as Captain Jack Sparrow. And thankfully, an Australian children’s show was there to film some of the adorable antics of the perpetually drunk pirate interacting with the kids.
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