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Paul McCartney Joins ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, despite having wrapped production last summer.  We already knew that the film was gearing up for additional photography late this month in Canada, but it appears they have decided to add a new action sequence to the docket as well.  This isn’t particularly out of the ordinary when it comes to projects of this size in Hollywood.  Sometimes the filmmakers decide their film needs an extra beat and, as part of this addition, musician/actor Paul McCartney has joined the cast and will reportedly feature heavily in said new set piece sequence, according to Deadline.

If you’re worried that the studio thinks they have a mess on their hands and are retooling it at the last minute, that does not appear to be the case.  The new Pirates film still has over a year to go until it will be placed in front of us on the big screen on May 26, 2017.  That gives directors plenty of time to fine turn their blockbuster sequel and, more importantly, the FX artists plenty of time to perfect the films special effects.  In an age where we sometimes get shoddy CGI due to tentpole films being rushed into theaters, extra time is a blessing.

McCartney isn’t the first rock star to join the franchise, of course.  The great Keith Richards appeared in the last two Pirates outings, 2007’s At World’s End and 2011’s On Stranger Tides, as the father of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp)…


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in cinemas on May 26, 2017 and is the fifth installment in Disney’s popular franchise.  This entry is directed by Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg (Bandidas, Kon-Tiki), from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson.  The film stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelarui, Orlando Bloom, David Wenham, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham, Martin Klebba, Giles New, Angus Barnett, Golshifteh Farahani, Delroy Atkinson, Adam Brown, Danny Kirrane, and Paul McCartney.

  • QTN

    Be fun if somehow (if very unlikely) he and Keith had a scene together.

    • Daniel Baldwin

      I wouldn’t be too surprised if they pulled Keith Richards in for the scene as well.


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