Published On: Mon, Apr 18th, 2016

‘Pirates 5’ wraps filming in Vancouver, Paul McCartney joins cast

Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Geoffrey Rush will be in Vancouver filming additional sequences of the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean as news lands that former Beatle Paul McCartney has also joined the cast.

Production ended on April 13 under the working title of ‘Herschel Additional Photography’, according to the Vancouver Sun. Most or all of the local filming will likely be performed indoors inside a studio facility.

Filming for Dead Men Tell No Tales began in Australia more than a year ago and ended in July 2015 after 95 days. The production suffered major delays due to a number of reasons, including cast experiencing extreme sea sickness, Depp’s legal dispute with the Australian government over allegedly smuggling his Yorkshire terriers, and quarantine delays over the monkeys that portray Jack the monkey.

Depp was injured on set and had to be flown back to the United States for surgery. This suspended filming for two weeks.

By May 2015, nearly four months before filming came to an end, the film was reportedly already $70 million over its $250 million budget. The planned re-shoots in Vancouver this spring could make the latest Pirates of the Caribbean sequel the most expensive movie of all time.

Deadline reported the news that McCartney “quietly has joined the cast of the film” which showcases Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow with several returning members from the earlier films: Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa and Orlando Bloom returns as Will Turner. Javier Bardem  will play the villainous Captain Salazar, and Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario play new characters.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  release date is set for May 26, 2017.

Jack Sparrow will be back for another "Pirates of the Caribbean" adventure

Jack Sparrow will be back for another “Pirates of the Caribbean” adventure




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