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Pirates of the Caribbean: Johnny Depp Closer to Returning as Fans Near Petition Goal!

Published on January 8th, 2022 | Updated on January 8th, 2022 | By FanFest

In 2018, Johnny Depp’s involvement in the Pirates of the Caribbean films was confirmed to be squashed. Depp was no longer Captain Jack. The Disney movies were based on a Disney World ride with the same name, and Depp played Jack Sparrow in them.

Following allegations that he had been abusive toward his partner, Amber Heard, Depp was removed from the job. Following Depp’s sacking, a petition was launched calling for him to be reinstated. He has since denied all reports of domestic abuse against his wife.

The petition, titled We want JOHNNY DEPP back as CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW, began in 2019 as a tribute to the actor by his fans.

Last year, the petition surpassed 300,000 signatures from fans all around the world.

Since then, it has aimed for a million signatures. The fans are approximately a bit over halfway there.

The petition currently has 663,634 signatures on Change.org.

This is unquestionably a huge outpouring of support for Depp, who has subsequently stated that he would love to reprise his swashbuckling antiheroics.

One fan commented: “Pirates of the Caribbean is more than just a movie to me it’s my entire childhood and Johnny deep is what this movie is all about without him there is no movie he’s the main character and he’s the only one that can play this roll perfectly so please don’t ruin another classic.”

Another said: “Johny Depp is the face of the Pirates of the Carribean movies. We NEED him. I certainly will not be Watching it if he is not present in the movie. I can’t even imagine a pirates if the caribbean movie with Johny Depp playing Jack Sparrow!! Everyone share this petition, We need our famous Jack Sparrow played by Johny Depp.” (sic) A third added: “Johnny Depp is the only Jack sparrow. It just won’t be the same without him. Come one be realistic, without jack sparrow you have no movie!”

In 2018 Disney executive Sean Bailey said they would not be having Depp return, “We want to bring in a new energy and vitality. I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason [writers] Paul [Wernick] and Rhett [Reese] are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.”

Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Stuart Beattie said of Depp: “I think he’s had a great run. Obviously, he’s made that character his own and it’s become the thing that he’s most famous for now. It’s been great for him and it’s been great for us. There’s that saying: ‘Don’t frown because it’s over, smile because it happened.’ The fact that they’re rebooting something that you did means that you did something that was worth rebooting. It’s an honour.”

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