Pirates Of The Caribbean 6 is a long-anticipated movie of the franchise, and now the fan petition calling Johnny Deep back has reached its initial goal. Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise has been Disney’s biggest-selling movie chain for the last 20 years. However, the previous movie didn’t hit the box office as its previous films had done. But, it garnered almost $800 million worldwide. Yet, there has been a pause in the development of the new movie.
Johnny Depp has played several iconic characters during his journey. But Pirates Of The Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow is possibly the best character ever. His performance as a drunken pirate converted the theme park attraction into a blockbuster hit franchise. That first launched as Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl in 2003. Throughout the franchise, Jack has been the main character and has also been nominated for an Oscar. But will he return in Pirates Of The Caribbean 6?
Will Johnny Depp Return As Captain Jack Sparrow?
Though Johnny Depp has been the face of Pirates Of The Caribbean, Disney’s current plans don’t include him in its upcoming film. In recent years, Depp has seen a considerable decline in his career after his former wife Amber Heard’s abuse allegations. Even Depp last fall lost a defamation case against the UK paper named The Sun. The Sun called Depp a “wife-beater” that changed everything.
Soon Warner Bros took back the Fantastic Beasts franchise from Depp, that marked the biggest downfall in his career. As of now, there are no plans whether Disney could bring Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean 6. But many fans have supported Depp, who believed that Depp was actually the victim in their marriage.
Fans Signed A Petition For Depp
Riza Siddiqui began a petition to bring Depp back in the franchise two years ago. As Disney started mapping out the future of the franchise, this petition earned some concern. Last month it reached its initial goal of 500k. Now it consists of 516,683 signatures which are currently growing. Soon the petition goal has adjusted to 1 million signatures.
Disney Asked Johnny Depp To Return
In January 2021, Disney hired Depp for Pirates Of The Caribbean 6 after supporting him in the court case. Even there are rumors that the petition has forced the makers to rethink their decision. As per the recent news, Disney has reconsidered Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the franchise, since the petition has reached half a million signatures.
Pirates Of The Caribbean 6: When Will It Return?
As of now, there’s no official release date of Pirates Of The Caribbean 6. However, Disney has already outlined the upcoming film. But, the ongoing pandemic has affected it’s production. It’s quite bittersweet news as the halt in the production gave time to fans that result in Johnny Depp’s return. Further, Disney has plans to expand the franchise in television series as well as spinoff movies. So, there’s more to come in the franchise.