Half a million fans have currently signed a petition on Change.org. It’s saying they want Johnny Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow.
If you’ve been following along, or even if you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve heard about Johnny Depp a bit in the last year. His personal, and professional life have been highly publicized. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has been under seize with the media. Especially since he lost fans most beloved role as our Captain Jack Sparrow.
Depp not only lost his iconic role as our favorite pirate; he also lost other parts as well. Most notably, Gellert Grindelwald from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This set off quite a few fans, half a million actually, who wanted to do something about it.
That’s where the Change.org petition came in. Fans wanted to show their support to Depp and try to get Disney’s attention. A lot of fans believe, there’s no Pirates of the Caribbean without Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) at the helm.
The goal was to reach 500,000 signatures, which the petition has already surpassed. The new goal is 1,000,000. But with the love and support Johnny has, that goal is quite realistic.
The description on the site reads:
Johnny Depp has been out recently as Captain Jack Sparrow. We don’t really know the real reason though.
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 no Jack Sparrow at all? No epic entry scores, no humorous dialogues and the guy with the most good and bad luck at the same time?
Don’t they know that without Johnny Depp or Jack Sparrow they will sink, they will never be able to reach that horizon.
Even if it means nothing to you but please, sign this petition for the ones who REALLY want Johnny Depp as their Captain of the Black Pearl!
They have to bring him back to rule the seas again, UNLESS it is actor’s own choice to withdraw from the role.
At this time, there’s no word from Disney on if Depp will be reprising his role. Or if Margot Robbie is going to be the new Captain.