The petition to bring back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is closing towards its goal. Will Disney consider the demand of fans?
Amid all the controversies rounding Johnny Depp, one thing that tends to provide him relief is the petition signed by fans to bring him back in Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Though Johnny Depp isn’t having good luck regarding his liable suit against The Sun’s publisher NGN. One thing is sure that the fans of Jack Sparrow won’t stop at anything.
- Petition to return Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean crosses 200,000 signatures.
- What does the Petition say?
- Will Disney have Johnny Depp back in POTC 6?
Disney’s attitude towards retaining Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow had been extremely casual in the last couple of months. While Disney is trying to hide behind the “Unsure” attitude, as stated by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, regarding the comeback of Johnny Depp, they are simultaneously announcing new POTC projects. This has led to unrest among the fans. And the new petition with thousands of signatures is the proof of the wrath.
Petition to return Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean crosses 200,000 signatures.
A petition to Disney started on change.org to bring back Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 is close to its goal of 300,000 signatures. The petition that states, “They have to bring him back to rule the seas again”, also threatens the studio of boycotting the franchise if they don’t bring back Johnny Depp. It states, “– we will never watch any Pirates of the Caribbean movie without our Captain.”
Disney should be scared because the petition has not only threatened the studio but has also proved the capabilities of Johnny Depp’s fans to dump the franchise.
The Petition that was initiated with the goal of 300,000 signatures had already crossed 200,000 signatures. The exact figure at the moment of writing this article stands at 207,804 signs. Figures are rapidly growing amid the news of developments in the franchise by the studio.
What does the Petition say?
The Petition started by Riza Siddiqui addressed to Walt Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer urges fans to sign it for their love of Captain Jack Sparrow. The Petition claims that no Pirates of the Caribbean could have been possible without Johnny Depp. And it’s still impossible for any future movie to achieve that horizon of success.
“Johnny Depp has been out recently as Captain Jack Sparrow. One of the reasons is his personal issues as well.
He has been playing this role since 2003 when we first saw him arriving at the Port Royal in his boat with that epic background music playing.
But can you imagine someone else portraying this instead of him? Or no Jack Sparrow at all?
Disney is rebooting Dead Men Tell No Tales because of its box office. But don’t they know that without Johnny Depp or Jack Sparrow they will sink. They will never be able to reach that horizon they are looking for.
Even if it means nothing to you but please, sign this petition for the ones who want Johnny Depp as their Captain of the Black Pearl!
They have to bring him back to rule the seas again. Or, we will never watch any Pirates of the Caribbean movie without our Captain.”
Indeed, POTC will sink in the Caribbean seas with no Jack Sparrow to steer the wheel. And Disney should make it clear in their heads.
Will Disney have Johnny Depp back in POTC 6?
With speculations starting from Johnny Depp’s fee being the reason for Disney not retaining the actor in POTC 6. Fans at last settled for the controversy of the actor with ex-wife Amber Heard. The “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” star was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife Amber Heard. It was around the time when Disney announced they wouldn’t be retaining Johnny Depp for any future POTC movies.
However, as the case developed further in the last few years, and was dropped and revived, the accusation of “Aquaman” star Amber Heard proved to be feeble against her ex-husband’s evidence. Over this development, fans hopped Disney would re-evaluate their decision and would welcome back Depp in the franchise.
However, as Disney announced a POTC 6 movie starring Karen Gillan in the lead as a replacement to Johnny Depp’s character Jack Sparrow, fans became enraged. Recently, Disney announced another POTC movie, which is to be a spin-off starring Margot Robbie. None of the announcements contained any fair-intentions towards Jack Sparrow’s fans. This triggered the sentiments of the fans. And an aggressive demand to bring back Johnny Depp in Pirates of The Caribbean begin to rise on Twitter and via thousands of new signatures on the petition.
Amid all the demands and petition, it’s still hard to say if Disney has any intention to bring back Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. But if you are dying to see Jack Sparrow back, you too can sign the petition.