According to a Deadline exclusive, among some other sources, the former Beatles band member Sir Paul McCartney has joined the cast of the fifth installment of the “Pirates” franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The film, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario has already wrapped up production for the film, making the addition of McCartney an even bigger mystery. As the rest of the film is already completed, it seems that they are bringing in McCartney to do a completely new additional scene, and was not a part of the rest of the film.
The 5th “Pirates” film is set to be released May 26, 2017, so until then we can only guess what McCartney’s role will be. The Rolling Stones band member Keith Richards played Captain Teague (Captain Jack Sparrow’s father) in the 3rd and 4th “Pirates” movies, as Keith Richards is who largely inspired Johnny Depp’s look and swagger of the character Jack Sparrow.
Although we have no definite answers as of now, I like to think that perhaps this additional scene will be a bonus after-credit sequence (as most of the “Pirates” films have had), where we see Captain Teague (Keith Richards of the The Rolling Stones) have a dual with a pirate opponent that Paul McCartney would play. What do you think McCartney’s role might be? And do you think his scene might be an introduction for possibly a larger role in a future “Pirates of the Caribbean” film?