As Trial Continues Fans Rally Around Captain Jack
It was hard to escape the second week in Johnny Depp’s defamation case against Amber Heard this past week. Yet, despite ongoing proceedings fans continue to rally around Depp. Lovers of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise were disappointed to hear that Depp, who plays Captain Jack Sparrow, was being removed from any future sequels. Disgruntled fans are rallying around Depp and have launched petitions to convince Disney to reinstate Depp as Captain Jack.
One petition on Change.org by a user named Femke has currently amassed over 40,000 signatures and is working toward a 50,000 goal. The following description is included in the petition. “I want to keep Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow because he made the films extra fun and I just can’t think about a Pirates 6 without Johnny Depp.” You can check out that petition here.
The second petition, also on Change.org was created by a user named Riza. This one has over 700,000 signatures and in the description outlines what makes Johnny Depp such an important part of the project saying, “Do they know that without Johnny Depp or Jack Sparrow they will sink? They will never be able to reach that horizon.” The writer goes on to say, “The have to bring him back to rule the seas again, UNLESS it is actor’s own choice to withdraw from the role.” You can check out that petition here.
According to a recent piece in ScreenGeek, Depp has already stated that he will not be reprising his role as Captain Jack. Depp has been vocal about feeling betrayed by Disney while at the same time talking about how he wanted to be a part of coming up with an appropriate send-off for Captain Jack. So who knows. Depending on how the trial pans out, we may see him don his charcoal eyeliner and tricorn had once again.
This is a story that we’ll continue to follow closely. We promise to let you know regarding any further news and updates.
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