Paul McCartney is following in the footsteps of another famous rocker, Keith Richards, with a recently announced cameo in the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Richards previously made an appearance in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” as Jack Sparrow’s father.
The former Beatle will join the likes of Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Javier Bardem in the film. Depp, Rush and Bloom are reprising their previous roles, while Bardem will be the film’s new main villain.
According to Deadline, McCartney will be part of an “extra big set-piece scene” that was built around him. The outlet notes that the new scene is not part of a reshoot, but is an entirely new scene being added to the film, which is not due for release until May 26, 2017.
The film, which is being directed by “Kon-Tiki” directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, will reportedly feature a slightly smaller role for Depp to allow more room for Bardem’s villainous character.
With a huge $250 million budget, Disney has a lot riding on the film. The fourth film in the franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” grossed over $1 billion globally.
Although not much is known yet about the plot of the film, producer Jerry Bruckheimer did share an on-set picture via his Twitter account last year, providing the first look at Depp in his familiar role of Captain Sparrow. The tweet and picture can be viewed below.
Captain Jack is back and we’re not letting him go. pic.twitter.com/m6VVRTyFQm
— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) April 21, 2015
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is the fifth, and rumored to be the last, film in Disney’s wildly popular series.