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FIRST LOOK: Here’s Beatles star Paul McCartney as a pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

May 14th, 2017 by Marc Comments

From a Beatle to a Pirate? Paul McCartney has a role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The musician shared the image above on his Twitter page (below) and set the internet abuzz.

While there’s nothing confirmed about his role yet, the IMDB has him listed as Jail Guard 2. His part was filmed after the bulk of the movie was completed, although word on the street is that it’s a big set piece built specifically around the Beatles star.

He isn’t the first musical mega star to join the franchise as fans will recall that Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards played Jack Sparrow’s father, Captain Teague in Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s Endand Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow, with Geoffrey Rush also back as Captain Hector Barbossa. Javier Bardem joins the franchise as the film’s main villain, Captain Armando Salazar, while Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner will return after an absence in 2011’s On Stranger Tides. Kaya Scodelario will play Carina Smyth, a brand new character.

Dead Men Tell No Tales is released on May 26.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….