Paul McCartney is to appear in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, according to new reports.
Filming had apparently already concluded on the fifth movie in the franchise, when The Beatles bassist was added to the cast.
According to Deadline, the film was not reshot, but an extra scene was added to allow McCartney to make his cameo. Details of his role have not been disclosed at present.
His appearance follows Rolling Stone Keith Richards playing the role of Captain Teague in Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End and Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Teague was the father of Captain Jack Sparrow, as played by Johnny Depp, who cited Richards as an influence on the way he played the character.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is due for release on May 26, 2017. In it, Depp returns as Sparrow, alongside Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario.