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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will feature Paul McCartney. The rock icon will appear in the new installment of the highly-successful Disney franchise.

McCartney is reportedly already taking part in shooting for the film. The movie, which will be the fifth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, also has other roles cast at this point. Series regulars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Geoffrey Rush are set to reprise Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and Captain Barbosa respectively. In addition, Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem has been confirmed to star in the film, portraying new character and main villain Captain Salazar.

The casting of McCartney may seem curious to many, but it makes some sense once one revisits past Pirates movies:

While there’s no official indication of who McCartney is playing, it is no doubt a play on Jack Sparrow’s poppa having been played by Keith Richards, guitarist for The Beatles’ British Invasion rivals The Rolling Stones. Could he be playing Sparrow’s Uncle? Will Turner’s grandfather? A totally new character? For what it’s worth, this will be McCartney’s first time playing someone other than himself onscreen, as he’d done in musicals such as A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and Give My Regards to Broad Street. He most recently voiced himself in an episode of Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman.”

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Reggie Peralta

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