July 28, 2006 — The second "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie won't open for another week, but expectations are already building for a third installment that will include a Rolling Stone on the rolling seas.
Johnny Depp has long said that he fashioned his flamboyant Capt. Jack Sparrow character after Keith Richards and wanted the 62-year-old rock legend to make a cameo in the film series.
When Richards' name was left off the ship's manifest for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," it may have seemed that the rocker nixed the idea. But director Gore Verbinski has now confirmed that the guitarist will suit up for the next "Pirates" film, two-thirds of which has already been shot.
"He was never supposed to be in the second movie," Verbinski said. "He was always intended to be in the third movie, and it's a small part, but it's a fantastic part, and I can't really discuss it, other than that."