The late and great Johnny Cash lives on in his music legacy with the featuring of his track, “Ain’t No Grave,” in the brand new trailer for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean installment.
Premiered during the Super Bowl on Sunday (Feb. 6), the song created a woefully eerie setting for the forthcoming Pirates film, which features its long-running catchphrase, “Dead men tell no tales.” Coming off of Cash’s 2010 album, American VI: Ain’t No Grave, which was released after his passing, the song represents his powerful stamp on the industry long after he has gone.
The album, including “Ain’t No Grave,” was recorded mainly in the last few months before his death in 2003, and have been kept alive by fans of the country legend. Another one of his later songs, “Ragged Old Flag,” also found itself on another emotional segment during the Big Game.
Cash was known for his hits such as “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and many more iconic tunes. In the last years of his life, he even released a cover track of the song, “Hurt,” which ultimately became his last official single.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will show the returning of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner. The film is set to premiere on May 26 in theaters.