Pirates of the Caribbean fans really want Johnny Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow.
The actor was reportedly ousted from the role last year, but Disney and Depp have yet to publicly discuss the matter.
Original Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Stuart Beattie has strongly hinted that Depp will no longer be involved with the franchise going forward.
Beattie said, “I think he’s had a great run,” when talking about the actor’s take on Captain Jack Sparrow. As with most things people don’t agree with these days, a few petitions have been started to get Depp back.
One of the petitions to bring Johnny Depp back to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has well over 13,000 signatures. As for the reasoning behind the petition, it’s brief mission statement reads they want Depp back “because he made the films extra fun and I just can’t think about a Pirates 6 without Johnny Depp.”
The other petition has just around 5,000 signatures, but it has a bit more of a detailed mission statement on why Johnny Depp should be back as Jack Sparrow for Pirates of the Caribbean 6, which starts to go into the actor’s “personal issues.”
Depp has been going through a lot over the past few years and in a very public way. His divorce to actress Amber Heard has brought up multiple allegations of domestic violence against the actor, among other things that don’t paint him in the very best light.
It is believed that the domestic abuse allegations are the main reason for Disney parting ways with Johnny Depp. That has yet to be confirmed, but it is logical, especially after seeing James Gunn get the axe for some old terrible tweets.
By Damilola Faustino