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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Just Added Paul McCartney to Its Cast

Paul McCartney, obviously. Image: Wikipedia
Paul McCartney, obviously. Image: Wikipedia

In the Pirates of the Caribbean universe, Jack Sparrow’s father is played by Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards. That’s the only reason this next sentence isn’t completely and utterly insane: Sir Paul McCartney has joined the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.


According to Deadline, McCartney—who was in the Beatles if for some reason you’re confused—is playing a mystery role. A role that necessitated directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg to go and shoot an additional set piece.

Here’s Johnny Depp’s reaction.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is bringing back Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and adding Javier Bardem (among others), opens May 26, 2017.


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After A Hard Day’s Night, Captain Jack Sparrow turns to Paul McCartney for Help. They’re a Band on the Run and Paul borrows Maxwell’s Silver Hammer to take on the dreaded Devil In Her Heart. Every Little Thing seems to conspire against our heroes, so they’ll need to Act Naturally. After their ship is attacked, they end up desperately Fixing A Hole in a real Helter Skelter of a summer blockbuster. You’ll wish this movie came out Yesterday, because Tomorrow Never Knows.