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Next Pirates of the Caribbean movie hits theaters May 2017 (update)

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Spider-Man to take its old July slot

The latest Pirates of the Caribbean installment will premiere ahead of schedule, according to The Wrap. Originally set for a July 7, 2017 debut, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will hit theaters on May 26 of that year.

This is the fifth film in Disney's swashbuckling, Johnny Depp-starring franchise. Don't expect it to follow the events of previous entry On Stranger Tides, however; the studio announced that Dead Men Tell No Tales will function as a reboot of sorts for the series.

Johnny Depp will return to play Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush will again appear as Captain Barbosa. Orlando Bloom's Will Turner makes a comeback, too; they're joined by newcomers Javier Bardem and Kaya Scodelario.

This is the latest in a batch of release date shifts Disney's announced today. Star Wars: Episode 8 was pushed back to a Dec. 15 release, while the Spider-Man reboot was bumped up into Pirates of the Caribbean's old slot: July 7.

2017 will be a busy year for the studio; they've also got a new Jumanji on the schedule for that year, along with Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok.

Update: The Walt Disney Company officially confirmed in a press release that Pirates of the Caribbean will debut May 26, 2017.

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