It was announced today that Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films will be severing their formal First-look Partnership in 2014.

Jerry Bruckheimer will still be producing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is still under production, as well as National Treasure 3, which is early in development.

The end of this deal should not harm the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in any way, and future movies could still be able to be produced beyond Pirates 5 if both studios wish to make them. All this means is that Disney will no longer have Bruckheimer as the "go-to guy" for live action Disney films anymore. So this basically means we won't be seeing any solo Disney and Bruckheimer films such as Prince of Persia, The Lone Ranger, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice anymore. Franchises co-owned by Disney and Bruckheimer will still be produced.

Bruckheimer claims that this contract expiration is simply due to him wanted to explore other projects that Disney can't offer, and not the less than optimal results of his recent non-pirates Disney films.

Source: NY Daily News

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