Replacing the film’s most important selling point, most marketable asset, and a genuine icon of 21st-century blockbuster cinema from the equation always appeared strange in theory, especially when the brand was sinking. The number of positive reviews had been dropping for years, while box office receipts for Dead Men Tell No Tales fell by over $200 million as
In an effort to reinstate Johnny Depp as the swashbuckling hero, numerous petitions and fan campaigns have been created. Several Pirate veterans have stated that it would not be the same without him. However, during a recent courtroom appearance, Depp revealed he’d refuse any opportunity to reprise his role, even if he was offered $300 million to do so.
As you might imagine, Pirates of the Caribbean fans were not amused to learn that any prospect of seeing Depp return had been dashed for good, as demonstrated in the responses below.
Essentially, if Depp wins his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard and reignites his career, it will be the first time he has shown any interest in returning.
I personally don’t see another pirates of the Caribbean movie being good without Johnny Depp. Disney fucked up bad. #PiratesoftheCaribbean
— (@kingofoats) April 21, 2022
As much as it saddens me to know that Johnny Depp won’t be coming back to Pirates of the Caribbean I completely understand his decision
— Mythmender (@mythmender) April 21, 2022
Amber said the quiet part loud in one of those tapes dated to 2016. She dared Jonny Depp to go out and say she is being abused by a woman and see how many people will believe him.
— Man of Letters. (@Letter_to_Jack) April 21, 2022
Pirates of the Caribbean also gonna flop without Johnny depp
— shubham (@shubham33433561) April 21, 2022
Here’s something far more compelling re future of Pirates. THE Executive producer himself talking about the possible future WITH Johnny AT the premiere of #5 (which was after the allegations but PRE op-ed).
— Christina Pykles (@ChristinaPykles) April 20, 2022
After earning billions for Disney with the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, they didn’t even have the decency to tell Johnny Depp they were removing him from the franchise and he had to find out in a magazine article. That’s horrible.
— Strawberry Fields ミ☆ (@sunflxwervolsix) April 20, 2022
Johnny Depp says Disney didn’t notify him he was being fired from Pirates of the Caribbean.
He found out from a magazine article.
Disney bows to cancel culture and couldnt bother to tell Gina Carano or Johnny Depp to their face. Cowards. pic.twitter.com/MmuXAH5W83
— Dataracer (@Dataracer117) April 20, 2022
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