When Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard penned an op-ed about being a domestic abuse victim, he reportedly lost his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The actor had earlier filed a defamation case against her, which he recently won and the actor has been touring the UK with Jeff Beck since then. In addition, the actor is planning to release his new album next month.
Johnny Depp has been embroiled in issues, and now his much infamous portrayal as Captain Jack Sparrow is sparkling new possibilities among Disney fans. During a Pirates of the Caribbean fireworks display in Disneyland Paris, a projection of Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow was projected onto the Magic Kingdom Castle. That’s a first since Disney distanced itself from Depp back in 2018 by dropping him from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Disneyland Castle Brings Back Jack Sparrow
During the trial, JD admitted publicly that he will not reprise his role as the beloved Pirate, even if the studios give him the complete sum of the previous five films’ profits, which is enormous. Despite this, there have been various petitions circulated to bring Johnny back for the sixth installment. However, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise’s producer earlier stated that Johnny Depp’s future is now uncertain. However, certain fans are adamant about the actor resuming his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, as demonstrated over the weekend in Disneyland.
The image of Depp as Jack Sparrow was recorded by cameras and shared on social media after it was presented at Disneyland Paris. The tweets and videos have subsequently gone viral, prompting (the expected) criticism from those who still feel Depp is to blame. At the same time, as you can see in the video below when Depp’s Jack Sparrow emerges, there is a wave of joy from those in the audience.
CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW SHINING ON THE DISNEYLAND PARIS CASTLE 🏴☠️ pic.twitter.com/PIJvv8oFAU
— Elisa (@deppressead) June 18, 2022
Now that Depp has gained the essential public relations win to make himself desirable for high-profile studio franchise roles again, there’s increased speculation about what Disney wants to do with the Pirates of the Caribbean series. A Pirates project starring Margot Robbie is in the works, and teaming her with Depp would undoubtedly ring the Legacy sequel/reboot bell, with Robbie taking the lead and Depp playing a supporting role.