Even though the second installment hasn't hit theatres yet, Disney is already set to release the third Pirates of the Caribben
on Memorial Day
They're marking up the calendar over at Disney…making plans for 2007. Daily Variety
reports fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean
franchise should mark theirs too…on Memorial Day 2007, which is the release date for episode three.
Disney is putting a lot of its upcoming tentpoles in 2007…to the degree that they've even moved their Christmas animated film Meet the Robinsons
to spring 2007. One reason for that change: Disney is waiting for more theatres to change over to digital projection and make it possible to run the film in 3-D in a number of venues.
That would be a boon for Meet the Robinsons
but moving the film to next March also gives it competition…Warner Bros.' release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
film the same weekend.
Disney's setting dates has changed plans for at least one studio…with the Pirates of the Caribbean
finale set for Memorial Day 2007, Fox has decided to bounce Ben Stiller's comedy Used Guys
to less treacherous waters…it'll come out June 15, 2007. Disney is also set to compete with Universal in the summer of next year…it's putting Ratatouille
, from the Pixar Studios, up against U's sequel Evan Almighty
in late June. And Disney is planning as far as the Christmas after next…when they're set to release The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian