An old online petition has resurfaced calling for Disney to bring Johnny Depp back to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The interesting character of eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow fascinatingly played by Johnny Depp has significantly appreciated by the viewers.
Disney introduced the fifth movie of this series, ’Dead Men Tell No Tales’, which turned down the fans. As in this sequel, new characters have been introduced, and were criticized for its convoluted plot.
Ever since their divorce in 2016 Johnny Depp is messed due to the legal battle with his ex-wife and Amber Heard. As Heard placed a sensitive allegation against Depp and accused him of verbally and physically abusing her. A famous U.K. publication ‘The Sun’ has referred to the star as a “wife-beater” in one of their articles and that harmed his image considerably. As an effect of this serious allegation, Warner Bros. has asked Johnny Depp to step down from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3 and to resign from his Grindelwald role.
The petition on Change.org was created two years ago by Riza Siddiqui calling for Disney to bring Depp back as Jack Sparrow to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The petition mentions “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.”
There are several other petitions demanding to get back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Also, after the news of Depp stepping down from Fantastic Beasts 3, a petition was in Change.org to remove Amber Heard from her role Mera in the upcoming Aquaman 2. The fans believed that Heard would face the same consequences as Depp after being fired from her upcoming movies. This petition also surpassed one million signatures but the result is not satisfactory for the signatories of the petition. The Pirates of the Caribbean movie series would not be as successful without the contribution of the lead role of Johnny Depp. For this reason, the fans are eagerly trying to get back their favorite star in their favorite movie series.