Although filming for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” had officially wrapped, Norwegian directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg together with the blessing of longtime producer Jerry Bruckheimer have gone back to reshoot “an extra big set-piece scene”.
And guess what? The extra big piece is none other than music legend Paul McCartney!
The additional scene is reportedly being built around McCartney’s new character. The iconic musician will slide into a cast including Johnny Depp having fun as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa, and Orlando Bloom reprising his role as the dashing Will Turner.
However, filmmakers are not calling it a reshoot since it doesn’t involved filming a pre-existing scene again. McCartney’s involvement is only going to be an additional scene which can be easily inserted during post-production. Since “Dead Men Tell No Tales” will only come out next year, there is still ample time for the studio to make slight adjustments.
At this time, the veteran rock star’s secret character in the 5th instalment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series remains unknown. The 73-year-old former Beatle isn’t the first icon to join this franchise though. Another legendary 60s musical icon – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards – played Captain Teague, Jack Sparrow’s father, in 2007’s “At World’s End” and 2011’s “On Stranger Tides”.
So maybe McCartney could end up playing Captain Teague’s brother or some other long lost member of Captain Jack’s family?
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will set sail to cinemas on 25th May 2017.