If you're anything like me, the teaser for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales that dropped last night (October 3) made you think, “Oh yeah, that's still a thing.” At first, you were excited when the movie was announced and loved that Orlando Bloom was returning as swashbuckler Will Turner, but then you moved on with your life. The fifth Pirates film was pushed to the back of your mind, forgotten.
Then BOOM! Disney tosses out an epic teaser out of the blue and now it's back at your mind's forefront, where it always longed to be. Check out these 10 other big film announcements you completely forgot were happening.
We still have a few more years before seeing the Parr family back in action, but director Brad Bird told Entertainment Weekly in August the sequel is underway and they're “trying to take it in some new directions.” Who knows, maybe this fan theory will turn out to be true?
Based on Craig Silvey's novel, the story is commonly referred to as the “Australian To Kill a Mockingbird,” based on its similarities to race issues and coming-of-age woes. It recently premiered at CinefestOz and will be released sometime next year.
Ernest Cline's nostalgia-filled novel about a virtual scavenger hunt is slated to premiere in 2018. Steven Spielberg is directing with John Williams composing the score — a.k.a. the dream team is back. Earlier last month, fans snapped pics from the set in Birmingham, England, and production just wrapped.
Untitled A.A. Milne Project
Winnie the Pooh's origin story is coming to theaters next year, detailing how A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) brought son Christopher Robin's (Will Tilston) stuffed animals to life. Production began in London just the other day and first look photos were released.
Thirty-one years after the first-ever movie based on a board game premiered, the reboot is finally happening. (But should it? Can you really mess with perfection?) The film was finally green-lit and is being produced by 20th Century Fox.
Even after two young girls stabbed their friend because they wanted to impress Slender Man, a movie based on the internet boogeyman is still happening. It's slated to release in 2017.
With all the Beauty and the Beast hysteria, not to mention the recent announcement of The Lion King's reimagining, the 101 Dalmatians story was put on the back-burner of people's minds. Emma Stone was in talks to play the villain, but nothing more has been shared about that since January.
At long last, the beloved Broadway musical is getting the big screen adaptation, premiering days before Christmas 2019. Though we don't have a cast list yet, at least we know the end date. We've been waiting for this since the musical first debuted 13 years ago.