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It appears there’s some life left in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ franchise, or at least Walt Disney Studios is hoping there is. The popular franchise, based on the Disneyland attraction, is now four movies in, and apparently counting. Walt Disney Studios has hired Jeff Nathanson, the man who wrote the Steven Spielberg film ‘Catch Me If You Can’, which starred Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, to pen the currently untitled fifth film in the series. This will be the first in the series that hasn’t been written by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio, which I think could actually be beneficial to the series. The movie is still set to be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and will once again see Johnny Depp dawn his pirates outfit as Jack Sparrow. Nothing else about the film is known at this time.
Today, The Walt Disney Studios announced release dates and additional information for several upcoming films. In case you missed our post from last month here are the Disney Movies coming to theaters in 2013.
Here’s a closer look.
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.
A new attraction is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow will officially open on December 6th, though in normal Disney fashion there will be a soft opening sometime in late November. This new attraction will engage visitors in all the adventure you can imagine that goes with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series.
When you visit Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, you will journey deep into an eerie lost grotto, where a mysterious pirate skull puts you to the test to see if you have what it takes to set sail with the legendary Captain Jack Sparrow. Along the way, you must face all the perils of a pirate’s life as their favorite moments from the films come to life before your eyes.
It is always a great day at Disney but a new adventure makes it even better! Are you planning on visiting Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow on your next Walt Disney World vacation?
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (pics.chipandco.com)
- Mermaids now appearing on Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World Resort (chipandco.com)
The Mermaids of Whitecap Bay, recently made their debut at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. You can spot them early on in the attraction’s grotto scene, where you can spy a mermaid skeleton and possibly even catch them swimming alongside your boat. You can also hear a mermaid beckon you with her siren song just before your drop into the pirate battle. Additional rockwork and props have also been added into the Dead Man’s Cove scene.
This isn’t the first time something from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise has debuted at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Famous faces from the film, including Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa, and most recently the ghostly apparitions of knaves Davy Jones and Blackbeard, have all materialized over the years.
Which addition has been your favorite? Tell us in the “comments” section below.
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- Tall Ship Used in Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Abandoned; Two Crew Members Still Missing (chipandco.com)
Disney has announced via the summer edition of Mickey Monitor, the newsletter for Annual Passholders, that a new attraction will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow will be “will be a first-of-its-kind sensory experience in which Guests will have the chance to be enveloped by the world of the Pirates of the Caribbean® as seen in the four feature films.” It is assumed that the new attraction will be located in Stage 4 which was the home to Journey Into Narnia. Jason Roberts, Walt Disney Imagineering Project Manager and Show Producer the new attraction says that “This is going to be an immersive experience” and that they will “put our Guests in the middle of it all in new and exciting ways.”
While it was first reported that this attraction would open this summer, the Disney Parks Blog posted today that it would not open until this fall. An official opening date will be announced later this year. I am excited to see what this new attraction will include. I always liked the idea of Journey into Narnia but I was let down by the actual attraction. I love seeing props from films and I think this is something that Hollywood Studios has been missing.
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