Petitions are flooding in every day to bring back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, but what fans are not considering is Depp’s wish.
Everyday fan of both Johnny Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean Sea series is petitioning online to bring back Depp in Captain Jack Sparrow’s original role. But one thing that is left out of consideration by fans is the actor himself is done with the part. So, he said during his testimony in the ongoing Depp v/s Heard Defamation Trial.
There are two significant petitions requesting Depp’s reinstatement in the Caribbean series. They have even collected more than 7,00,000 signatures, i.e., supporters.
The return of Johnny Depp to Disney is not a prospect, and it is his own decision as well. Depp knows it well that his fans are loyal to him, and they want to see him back on screen in his evergreen role, but that, unfortunately, will not happen.
Pirates of the Caribbean Sea and Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is famous for playing roles flawlessly; there is no doubt that many iconic characters like Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd and everyone’s favourite character- Captain Jack Sparrow. For playing the role of Jack Sparrow, he has earned a nomination at the Academy Awards.
The first movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean Sea: The Curse of the Black Pearl was released almost two decades ago in 2003. After that, it was only a matter of time before Jack Sparrow became a household name across the world. He was not only a hero for the children but also a source of entertainment for adults.
Jack Sparrow Return is impossible!
The quality of the script decreased with every sequel of the movie. The series started focusing more on Jack Sparrow, and his life and other characters were less critical. Johnny Depp earned a lot of money from the franchise’s success because fans loved to watch him on-screen.
Disney seemed determined to cast Depp again, but the Defamation trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard seemed to have changed Disney’s mind, and they fired him.
Since then, fans have constantly asked to bring Johnny Depp back to the Caribbean Movies. But Jack Sparrow’s return is impossible; as he said in clear words, even if Disney offers him ‘$300 million and more than a million alpacas’, he won’t return to the franchise and will not work with Disney in future.
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Another point of Johnny Depp’s refusal to work was that even if they work on one more movie, it cannot ‘fix’ or end the story of Jack Sparrow, so it is pointless.
In simple words, ‘Johnny Depp is done with the Franchise.’ The fans made sure that Pirates of the Caribbean Sea will not run for a long time without Johnny Depp in it, as they are making new petitions every day. They genuinely want to see the actor more in his iconic role, but that will not happen.
In all fairness, the quality of that series was deteriorating, which adds to the reasons for decision on Johnny Depp’s part. As said earlier, Johnny Depp was the only focus, which means he was the only one rowing the boat; other characters were given less to no attention.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was released in 2018, was the fifth and, so far, the last movie of the series. The film was not well received anyway; it faced harsh criticism. It seems reasonable for Johnny Depp to end it while it still has some fan base left.