We recently reported that Zac Efron is in talks of taking on the role Captain Jack Sparrow. But I think it’s safe to say that it’s not Pirate of the Caribbean without Captain Jack Sparrow — But not just any old Captain Jack, THE Captain Jack — Portrayed by the one and only, Johnny Depp.
The reboot of the Pirates of the Caribbean film is already in the process and it looks like it will involve new characters as well as original characters.
We also know the directors of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film will include the creator of Chernobyl, Craig Mazin, who you also may know from The Hangover 2 and 3, as well as Ted Elliott, who is the veteran Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter.
But now, fans of Johnny Depp are speaking out and coming forward, fighting for Depp’s return as Captain Jack to Pirates of the Caribbean with a petition on Change.org, which currently has over 65,000 signatures. Especially since it has been rumored that “one of the reasons” Depp wasn’t included in the reboot because of his “personal issues”, referring to the allegations that Depp abused his ex, Amber Heard.
Amber Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May 2016 after accusing him of physically assaulting her, which was finalized in 2017.
According to The Daily Mail, a leak of an audio recording from a 2015 therapy session has just surfaced, which involves Amber Heard’s voice admitting to hitting Depp during an argument.
And now, Twitter is blowing in defense of Depp as he is the icon of the Pirates franchise.
One user writing “Why haven’t Warner Brothers and DC fired Amber Heard as Mera the same way Disney fired Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow?”
Why haven't Warner Brothers and DC fired Amber Heard as Mera the same way Disney fired Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow? And why hasn't a single major news organisation reported on the recording of Amber Heard admitting to abusing Johnny Depp?#JusticeForJohnnyDepp
— Ighalo SZN (@RoyaleWitCheeez) February 2, 2020
Another user writing “I am so sad for Johnny Depp. He got fired from Pirates of the Caribbean because of Amber Heard.”
Disney better not produce Pirates of the Carribean without Johnny Depp. No one can act Jack Sparrow like him. NO ONE!
— Adubi (@Owo_pelz) February 2, 2020
And this Twitter user demanding “If Johnny Depp ain’t Jack Sparrow it ain’t Pirates of the Caribbean“”.
If Johnny Depp ain’t Jack Sparrow it ain’t pirates of the Caribbean ???♀️ https://t.co/gBBM6boLIT
— gabby? (@Gabriellaaa_121) February 3, 2020
In December 2018, Heard wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post which she explained how she “felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out.”
Depp, in response to the op-ed, filed a defamation lawsuit that claimed he was “implicated in the op-ed”. Due to this, Depp was directly impacted both with his career and his reputation. Depp also claimed that he was the victim of an “elaborate hoax”.
Depp first portrayed the iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie franchise in 2003’s film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which actually earned him an Oscar nomination. Depp went on to continue the role in Dead Man’s Chest (2006), At World’s End (2007), On Stranger Tides (2011) and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
Do you want to see Disney hire Depp to play Jack Sparrow? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Pop Culture