"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" may have paid "The Walking Dead" back for its own Johnny Depp Easter egg. A head for a head!
You may recall that "The Walking Dead" Season 6 kinda sorta had a Johnny Depp cameo when TWD created some severed heads for a particular scene, and one was based on a mold of Johnny Depp's face.
Fast-forward to "Pirates of the Caribbean 5," and one scene -- MILD SPOILER ALERT -- showed Depp's Jack Sparrow discovering what happens in the newly invented guillotine, when he sees a basket of severed heads. One of those heads may or may not have been based on "The Walking Dead" star Andrew Lincoln, in a callback to what TWD did for Depp.
Comicbook.com brought up the idea, writing that after their staff first heard that there might be a TWD Easter egg, "additional staff went into Pirates 5 for a second look. The moment is so quick that it's hard to confirm, but it definitely isn't outside the realm of possibility."
Here's the "Pirates" image, via MoviePilot:
It does look like Andy Lincoln.
Comicbook added that they reached out to folks at both "The Walking Dead" and Disney, which produced "Pirates," to see if this was an intentional nod. The "Walking Dead" people they spoke to didn't know anything about it, and the Disney peeps haven't responded yet. The "Pirates" crew would be the ones in the know, so fans will just have to wait for official word, or just assume the debt has been paid.
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