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A Pirates Life for Us: In Defense of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sequels Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most popular franchises of all time, and yet only one out of its four movies are remembered in a positive light. Gore Verbinski’s The Curse of the Black Pearl was a throwback to old school popcorn blockbusters, a family-friendly adventure full of expertly choreographed action, led by a rebellious hero with some romance. The original hit led to three sequels that broke multiple box office records for the Disney property, yet the Pirates franchise only soured in the mouths of critics. Continue reading…

‘Pirates 5’ Review Round-Up: The Early Buzz May Have Been Premature Disney is practically overrun with film franchises these days, but since Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides made over a billion dollars worldwide back in 2011, another sequel was inevitable.

Hackers Threaten to Release Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Early Hackers claim to have access to Disney’s upcoming action adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and threaten to release it early unless the studio pays a ransom. Launched in 2003 with The Curse of the Black Pearl, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has become one of the most lucrative film series for the studio in recent years, pulling in more than $3.7 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

Will You Recognize Paul McCartney In His ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Character Poster? Getty Image Paul McCartney swaps out a Yellow Submarine for an amusement park pirate’s life in a new poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. No, it doesn’t feature Macca and Keith Richards rocking out back-to-back while Johnny Deep leers in the distance, but it does feature a proper McCartney makeover. #PiratesLife pic.twitter.com/9GXS5QB931 — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) May 13, 2017 The buccaneer Beatle is all gussied in his fancy Disney pirate garb in this promotional image shared by the rock legend on his assorted social media platforms.

Star Wars 9: Lucasfilm ‘Started Over’ After Carrie Fisher’s Death Lucasfilm had to “start over” on Star Wars Episode IX following the death of Carrie Fisher. The movie community was shaken in late 2016 by the untimely loss of the actress and script doctor, aged just 60.

Star Wars 9 Isn’t Being Written by Rian Johnson Contrary to popular belief, movie-maker Rian Johnson hasn’t been involved in the writing process for Star Wars: Episode IX. The director of The Last Jedi has been actively engaging with Star Wars fans since making a surprise visit to this year’s Star Wars Celebration, admitting his surprise at how intimately people become involved with the source materials of his upcoming movie.

A new Pirates of the Caribbean featurette examines the movie’s journey from its humble beginnings as a Disneyland ride. The release of the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales, is right around the corner. Once again, Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow, opposite Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa.

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