Few people have forgotten seeing rock star Keith Richards in a pirate costume in 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. The veteran musician played Captain Sparrow’s father there, and it surely was great to see Richards and Johnny Depp together in a Pirates movie. After all, the US star had previously revealed he had based his Sparrow character on Keith Richards himself. And it sure was a high point in what otherwise was a pretty awful movie overall.
And now Johnny Depp will get a chance to act alongside another music legend in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales, which is slated for release later this May. Actually, the music star recently tweeted a picture of himself in full pirate attire (via GameSpot), letting us take a peek at how we will be seeing McCartney in this upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg.
This is Paul McCartney’s first appearance in a movie (although he’s been a film producer before), while it’s clear the star has an enviable record in the music business winning the Grammy Award 21 times as well as making the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2010. He’s also written music for several movies, as was nominated for the films Vanilla Sky, Live and Let Die and Let it Be, for which he won the Academy Award with his Beatles buddies.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) 13 May 2017
Of course, McCartney’s presence in this upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie won’t guarantee the film turns out to be any good, although the trailers we’ve seen so far suggest this could be another fun romp in the salty Caribbean.
And the film does boast a pretty good cast of actors including Oscar-winner Johnny Depp who reprises his role as Captain Sparrow, Orlando Bloom who returns as Will Turner, Keira Knightley (who once again plays the Elizabeth Swann role) and Kaya Scodelario, who will hopefully be more than a damsel in distress here.
So here’s hoping this movie lives up to the original Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (still the best in the series by a long shot) when it hits theatres this May.
Note: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales will be released on May 26, 2017.