Every big franchise needs a signature trope that is truly theirs. Quentin Tarantino has long monologues and dialogues, M. Night Shyamalan has his personal cameo and Marvel has the post-credit scene. Perhaps in the instance of Pirates of the Caribbean, it is the casting of an ageing rockstar that has been their modus operandi?
With legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards appearing in the franchise already, now Beatles icon Paul McCartney has followed in his footsteps. Earning a slot in the upcoming blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the Englishman shared the image on social media as he gears up for his debut in the series.
Uncle Paul A Card Carrying Pirate Member
It looks like #PaulMcCartney is trading in his yellow submarine for a pirate ship! 💯The music legend shocked fans when he confirmed his role in the upcoming #PiratesoftheCaribbeanDeadMenTellNoTales via a character poster he shared on Twitter! Tap the link in our bio for all of the details! 📷: Disney #Pirates5
Holding a deck of cards in his hand, little is known about McCartney's part in the movie. At least, other than his link to Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow. Listed simply as Jack's uncle, we will have to wait until the box office opening before knowing his backstory.
Here is the official synopsis:
"Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifull small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced."
Pirates 5: Good? Tick. Post-Credit Scene? Tick Two
Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool had the privilege of seeing the feature ahead of the May 26 premiere. The franchise already took part in the post-credit scene frenzy embarked on by most of Hollywood in film four, and he says that number five will be sticking to the new formula.
"I’ve just seen Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge. Or Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Depends where you live. Let’s call it Pirates 5." he says. "I am embargoed for over a week to write a review. But, apparently I am allowed to say whether I liked it – and I did. And I think I should be okay to say that, yes, there is a post-credits scene. And one worth staying for. Not essential as Pirates Of The Caribbean: World’s End but a sweet reward and coda. There have been other sites that reported a post-credit scene for Pirates 5 with details – but that’s a scene from the film proper, not the post credits."