Pirates of Caribbean followers petition DEMANDING Johnny Depp Jack Sparrow return nears 300,000 | Movies | Leisure
Up to now, Johnny Depp has starred in 5 Pirates of the Caribbean films as Captain Jack Sparrow. However as Disney plan a spin-off starring Margot Robbie, followers have been questioning about Depp’s involvement. Simply final week the 57-year-old star was requested to resign from the Incredible Beasts franchise, which he agreed to, following his unsuccessful libel case within the UK courts.
Along with his Pirates future unclear, Depp’s followers have rallied collectively for a petition demanding his reinstatement as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Created on change.org, the petition is titled: “We would like JOHNNY DEPP again as CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW.
On the time of writing it has been signed virtually 250,000 because it heads in direction of its purpose of at the least 300,000.
The petition reads: “Johnny Depp has been out not too long ago as Captain Jack Sparrow. One of many causes is his private points as properly.”
It continues: “He has been enjoying this position since 2003 once we first noticed him arriving on the Port Royal in his boat with that epic background music enjoying.
“However are you able to think about another person portraying this as an alternative of him? Or no Jack Sparrow in any respect?”
The petition, which might be seen here, went on to say that with out Depp’s Sparrow the Pirates franchise is a sunken ship.
Curiously, there’s a brand new report that Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer is making an attempt to deliver again the character.
Ellis starred as Lieutenant Commander Theodore Groves throughout three of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
In a latest tweet, the 52-year-old highlighted what he claimed was Depp’s good character from private expertise.
The actor wrote: “I’ve recognized JD for over a decade. Labored on 4 films collectively.
“Our youngsters went to the identical college. A stunning bloke & nice dad.”
Ellis added: “I want extra of the actors, filmmakers & studios who benefited financially from working w[ith] him would present extra public help. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp.”
Regardless of being requested to depart Incredible Beasts, The Hollywood Reporter says Depp shot only one scene for the third movie.
However, the previous Grindelwald star will nonetheless obtain his price of over $10 million as a result of his contract saying he should be paid his full wage even when the film isn’t made or he’s recast.
Incredible Beasts 3’s launch date has subsequently been moved from November 2021 to July 2022.