Nearly 300,000 fans have signed a petition for Johnny Depp. They want their Captain Jack Sparrow to return to the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise.
The last few months have been rough for our beloved captain. After losing his libel lawsuit in the UK last week, many franchises have begun to cut ties with Mr. Depp.
Fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean actor have rushed to his defense when word came out that Disney had scraped plans to have Depp return as Captain Jack Sparrow.
A Change.org petition was started for Johnny Depp to reprise his role.
The petition states, in part: 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 having someone else portraying this instead of him? Or no Jack Sparrow at all?
Even if it means nothing to you, but please sign this petition for the ones who REALLY want Johnny Depp back as their Captain of the Black Pearl!
They have to bring him back to rule the seas again or we will never watch any Pirates of the Caribbean movies without our Captain.
There has been no official release date or title for the 6th Pirates of the Caribbean movie. However, according to IMDB, Joachim Ronning is set to direct the new movie. He has directed Maleficent: Mistress of Evil & Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales. Ted Elliott will be writing the screenplay (Shrek the Musical).
Johnny Depp is Captain Jack Sparrow, and if you’d like to help, make sure to sign the petition. Savvy?