Petition Forces Disney to Reconsider Johnny Depp’s Return to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘. Previously, Disney had shut down the chance for Johnny Depp to return in the iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow. Now, after a Petition from fans to reinstate Depp in the role reached nearly half a million signatures Disney has been forced to reconsider their decision.
The petition initially called for 300,000+ signatures, but has grown in popularity and is nearly at the 500,000 signature mark. Though most petitions go unnoticed or ignored, it seems the Pirates of the Caribbean and Johnny Depp fans have managed to catch Disney’s attention and may incite a change for the franchise.
ue to recently highlighted personal issues and allegations made against the famed actor, Depp has been dumped by many major film studios, including Walt Disney Pictures who helmed the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and is looking to create a reboot series or films.
Petition organizer, Riza Siddiqui, shared, “Johnny Depp has been out recently as Captain Jack Sparrow. One of the reasons is his personal issues as well. He has been playing this role since 2003 when we first saw him arriving at the Port Royal in his boat with that epic background music playing. But can you imagine someone else portraying this instead of him? Or no Jack Sparrow at all?”
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