"Pirates of the Caribbean 5" is charting a course for July 7, 2017.
The fifth installment of Disney's blockbuster franchise starring
The new film, often referred to with the secondary title "Dead Men Tell No Tales," is being directed by Norwegian filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, whose seafaring 2012 adventure film
On its new date, "Pirates 5" will come six years after the series' most recent installment, "On Stranger Tides." That film was not well reviewed, with some critics complaining of franchise fatigue, but it surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
The four "Pirates" movies have combined to gross about $3.73 billion worldwide.