After the information broke final week that Margot Robbie will produce and star in an upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean undertaking, many longtime followers of the franchise are calling for Johnny Depp to nonetheless play Captain Jack Sparrow. Phrase is that this new film with Robbie is unrelated to the previously-announced female-led sequel that may formally function Pirates of the Caribbean 6, suggesting a minimum of two new installments set within the Pirates universe are actually within the works. In any case, some followers are demanding Depp return as Captain Jack in a single or each of those initiatives, feeling he was unfairly fired from the franchise by Disney.
“It is easy…if the brand new Pirates of the Caribbean film has no Captain Jack Sparrow, no Johnny Depp, I am not watching it,” one fan tweet writes, garnering 1000’s of likes and retweets with loads of comparable responses. One other standard submit on twitter from character actor Vincent Marcus additionally sums it up fairly properly, praising Robbie’s new undertaking whereas nonetheless calling for Depp to be given his previous job again. “Very completely satisfied for Margot Robbie on touchdown the Pirates of the Caribbean film! She’s gonna kill it!” Marcus writes. “However can we agree that Johnny Depp ought to nonetheless play Jack Sparrow as a result of his mendacity ass ex spouse fabricated tales about being abused and virtually ruined his life? Savvy?”
In case you’re unfamiliar with the controversy involving Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean, the story dates again to 2018 when his ex-wife Amber Heard wrote an op-ed for The Washington Put up wherein she alleges home abuse by the hands of an ex. Though Depp is not named within the article, the actor says he was fired by Disney following its publication, resulting in Depp submitting a defamation lawsuit towards Heard to the tune of $50 million. Along with allegedly fabricating tales about him, Depp additionally claims within the lawsuit that Heard was in truth the abuser, alleging Heard had bodily attacked him on a number of events and had even severed a portion of his finger.
Though the allegations towards Depp had many individuals condemning the actor on-line, new proof has since been made public that appears to corroborate Depp’s model of occasions. Audio recordings of conversations between Depp and Heard reveal Heard allegedly admitting to “hitting” Depp, along with taunting the veteran actor and allegedly telling him how no person would ever imagine him if he had claimed abuse. The allegations haven’t been confirmed in a courtroom of regulation, however the recordings did result in petitions for Depp to get his Jack Sparrow function again and for Heard to be fired from the upcoming DC sequel Aquaman 2.
There have been rumors of the sixth Pirates film eyeing Karen Gillan, Daisy Ridley, and Emma Watson for the feminine lead function, which is separate from what Margot Robbie is doing. Equally, there have been unverified studies that Disney was contemplating bringing Depp again into the franchise in any case, however that has not been confirmed. If studies are true, Pirates of the Caribbean 6 would function a “smooth reboot” of the franchise, that means it might nonetheless be set in the identical universe whereas primarily following new characters. The door is clearly open for Depp to return in some capability, even when it is restricted to only a particular look as Jack Sparrow, however time will inform if this finally ends up taking place. You possibly can have a look at a number of the tweets calling for Depp to return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise beneath.