Not to be outdone by Keith Richards, Paul McCartney has confirmed his role in the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” by unveiling a poster featuring his character on Twitter. Perhaps this will finally settle the age-old debate: Beatles or Stones?
Sporting a braided beard, fingers full of rings and a handful of playing cards, McCartney’s character looks as though he could be an older relative of one Captain Jack Sparrow. Richards had a cameo in the franchise’s third installment, 2003’s “At World’s End,” and it’s likely that McCartney’s role will be similarly limited; Deadline described his sequence as “an extra big set-piece scene” a few months back.
The fifth chapter in the “Pirates” mythos, “Dead Men Tell No Tales” features the return of Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush while also adding some new faces, namely Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario. “Kon Tiki” co-directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg helmed this new film, which Disney will release in theaters on May 26.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) May 13, 2017