Frozen 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 might not happen, or could be further delayed, according to Disney CEO Alan Horn. Despite the success of their predecessors, the two films haven’t even been given the proverbial green light for development.
Frozen has proven to be a major hit in the box office and home media sales, but even though you might think a sequel is imminent, Disney sees it differently. The animated musical (and Idina Menzel) could be on Broadway for a while and no sequel has even been planned yet. Even having a hit single which has gone viral and spawned multiple parodies isn’t enough, it seems, or they’re simply waiting to see how long that success takes to fade.
The less successful of Disney’s three latest blockbusters is more likely to get a sequel, oddly enough, with Alice in Wonderland 2 already in production. Alice could see a theatrical release in 2016, while Frozen 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean 5 don’t even have scripts yet.
Previously rumored to even have the subtitle Dead Men Tell No Tales and a release date, Pirates 5 is still in need of a screenplay which can be used, and apparently they’re picky about it. This could be because Disney has been busy with their Marvel films and Star Wars, but Jeff Nathanson (Tower Heist) is reportedly still working on the script. Jerry Bruckheimer has expressed his confidence that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be ready to start production by this fall, but Alan Horn believes differently. Can Johnny Depp catch a break after his string of box office duds?
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Star Wars Episode VII is still under much speculation, though it does have a December 2015 release date. Afterward it’s expected that further films in the franchise will go back to May releases.
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It is unknown if Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Frozen 2 will happen any time soon, if at all, though the latter looks doubtful. Disney might just have too much happening now, and is focusing on what they know will bring the greatest box office success.
What do you think of those sequels possibly not making it to theaters?