"You're off the edge of the map, mate. Here there be monsters!"

Ever since Shanghai Disneyland's Treasure Cove was announced a few months back, there has been doubt that the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean installment is happening...a doubt, I'm afraid, that is ongoing to this day. In recent interviews, Disney executives Bob Iger and Alan Horn maintain (in separate occasions) that the fifth film has not yet been given the greenlight, saying there is no screenplay ready to be signed off.

Nevertheless, there is not much worry for Pirates fans. Praising directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (who are still attached to direct), Johnny Depp has stated that he was invited in to collaborate with screenwriter Jeff Nathanson to bring a "fresh and very different" Pirates film. Depp said he has high hopes for the project and, implying it may well be the last, "end it on a high note."
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer also seems confident to get things moving by this fall or the end of the year "if everything lines up properly" with Depp (and maybe Keith Richards too?) returning.

And in the last few weeks, Jerry Bruckheimer offered more updates, both thankfully on video...

1. At the 54th Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Bruckheimer hints a possible early 2015 start date. The most popular theory is that the estimated date is in January or February, but for now all you need to know is that Pirates 5 may start production next year, at some point.

"A new adventure from Johnny Depp, Captain Jack. And hopefully we’ll get started after the first of the year, that’s what we’re looking forward to."
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2. While discussing his latest film Deliver Us from Evil, Bruckheimer briefly answers Pirates-related questions.

Will there be any demonic monsters in Pirates 5?
BRUCKHEIMER: No, no. I think we’re back to more of a straight pirates movie this time.
So, you won’t have big Kraken creatures anymore?
BRUCKHEIMER: Not in the script I read recently.
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What do you think about Bruckheimer's comments? Are you excited for the "straight pirates movie" in the works or would you rather have Captain Jack encounter demonic monsters and creatures in his latest adventure? Please share your thoughts below and stay tuned for more updates!

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