Movie re-shoots may be a big pain in the neck not just for actors themselves, but also for the entire production team as well. Either there’s a big problem with some of the movie’s scenes or it could be that adding something to the movie that is not originally there before may actually turn out pretty well. Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales made the call of re-shooting some of the scenes in the film – in spite of wrapping things up already – not because someone forgot to remove the lens cover, but they saw that adding a familiar entertainment icon will make the latest chapter in the Pirates series even better.
The Pirates of the Caribbean series have a history of adding legendary rock and roll stars in their films. In 2011’s On Stranger Tides, we saw Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) father in the character of Edward Teague as played by the Rolling Stone’s original guitarist Keith Richards. Richards rendition of Teague was so influential to Johnny Depp that he admits drawing inspiration for Sparrow’s mannerisms from Richards.
Hollywood has something to watch out for now that reports are officially out of another rock icon joining the Pirates cast in its fifth instalment. Paul McCartney will join in the ragtag adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow as played by Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush returning as Barbossa, and Orlando Bloom returning as Will Turner. New to the series are Javier Bardem as the infamous Captain Salazar, and Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario. There is no confirmation yet on what role McCartney will play in the overall scheme of things in Pirates 5.
Though McCartney may not be known for his movie roles, save for that 1960s Beatles movie entitled, “Help!”, nevertheless, he’s credited for creating some of the greatest music on film, including bagging an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the classic, “Let It Be”. Perhaps for this reason and the weight of the mystery role that McCartney will be playing provided enough impetus for directors Rønning and Sandberg to go and shoot another piece of the film.
Perhaps we just have to find out for ourselves once Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hit US cinemas on May 26, 2017.
Source: Gizmodo Australia