No Matter How Many Jack Sparrow Petitions, Johnny Depp Should Never Come Back to Pirates

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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp will not be going to return to his well-acclaimed role of Jack Sparrow. Though fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean want their antihero to return, Depp himself clarified that he will not return. Let’s take a look at why the Pirates of the Caribbean actor took this decision even though the franchise wants him to return.


Why Johnny Depp Will Not Return to the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

Captain Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp in his antihero role of Captain Jack Sparrow 

When the franchise started with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Johnny Depp debuted as Jack Sparrow which swiftly became a fan favorite, although this development came somewhat started affecting the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels.

With each new installment, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise paid more attention to Depp’s character Jack Sparrow while leaving the other characters behind. After Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean 6 fee was revealed, it became certain that the series will continue in this way only, but then Depp’s legal controversies with his ex-wife Amber Heard started that led to Disney firing him from the role.

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That being said, Depp’s fans and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise want Depp to return for his role of Jack Sparrow in the movies. There have been two petitions running supporting Depp urging that he should return in a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie and each acquired more than 700,000 signatories, separately.

The Actor has Decided Not to Return as Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp will never return to his character role of Jack Sparrow

Even after the petitions, Depp himself clarified that he will not continue with the Captain Jack Sparrow character. He affirmed the fact that the old Jack Sparrow will not return at any cost. Amber Heard’s lawyer Ben Rottenborn in the court asked Depp about his return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the latter affirmed it.

“The fact is, Mr. Depp if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film? Correct?”


This statement has brought a heavy blow to the fans but the Jack Sparrow will not return to the franchise.


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