Paul McCartney will hit the high seas next summer
Paul McCartney will hit the high seas next summer

Paul McCartney is one of the last living Beatles and is also a rock legend with a solid legacy. At this point, he can basically do whatever he wants (besides attend a Tyga-hosted party.) And, withstanding a disastrous ill-conceived decision like, say, appearing in the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” film, his career will roll along, mostly free of any unsightly blips or hiccu--oh wait, he’s actually going to be in the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. Oh boy.

As reported by Deadline, the fifth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise sets sail next summer. “Dead Men Tell No Tales” will chronicle yet another adventure in the life of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow as he battles the dread Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), a ghost pirate hellbent on killing every pirate at sea with his fleet of ghost pirates, or something (apparently this is a bad thing.)

Besides Bardem, “Pirates” alums Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom will also star, and, along with the usual swashbuckling and convoluted plotlines, directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg wrangled in the former Beatle for an extra scene. It’s not clear whether McCartney is in the film just for a little fun, or if he was inspired by Keith Richards suitably ridiculous appearances in “At World’s End" and "On Stranger Tides." But with the latter's 32 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s tough to see the franchise get any more absurd or worse. Despite that, "On Stranger Tides" still grossed over $1 billion dollars, so what do we know?

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