Things are heating up for fans of Disney’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean” film franchise now that only one week is left before the release of the fifth installmentDead Men Tell No Tales.”

Detailing the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as he faces the return of a now undead foe from his past, Captain Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem), this movie also boasts the return of his two most prominent companions from the earlier installments, with Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as Will and Elizabeth Turner. But a lot of attention was also given to the news since 2016 that former Beatle Paul Mccartney would appear as a film cameo.

It’s only now that we get to see a preview of the bit character he plays.

Rock-star ‘relatives’

Now, this isn’t the first time that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise tapped a big-name musician to portray a supporting character in the films.

Viewers would certainly remember Rolling Stone Keith Richards appearing in the third movie “At World’s End” (2007) as Jack Sparrow’s father Captain Edward Teague, a minor role he reprised in the next installment “On Stranger Tides”.

Now it’s Paul McCartney’s turn to do the rocker cameo, and rumor has it that he’s playing another relative of the series main hero, most likely Jack’s uncle.

Much like many announcements of the sort, McCartney posted on Twitter a photo of him in full costume and makeup as his pirate character, and the resemblance to Jack Sparrow is remarkably pronounced.

His dreadlocks are rather telling, and about the only other element that may tell something about the character is that he apparently likes playing at cards.

And Paul seems to have a different take on what his role may be, as according to the Internet Movie Database he’s actually cast as “Jail Guard #2”. Take this however with a grain of salt.

Same old brand new tune

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” has been remarked on by critics as simply rehashing the same formula of past film narratives in the series. The fact that Jack Sparrow is fighting another undead enemy is similar to the first movie “Curse of the Black Pearl” where the antagonist was Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), who has since returned to life as Jack’s uneasy ally.

The dynamic of two companions to Jack, originally Will and Elizabeth, is now revisited with their son Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) and Carina the astronomer (Kaya Scodelario). That doesn’t make “Dead Men Tell No Tales” any weaker than its predecessors, but simply relies on quality and intensity of execution. The film premieres on May 26.

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