Following a furious backlash from his fans, Disney is reportedly considering Johnny Depp’s return as Captain Jack Sparrow in the sixth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, even though Disney’s spin-off movie starring Margot Robbie is already in production.
Depp was reportedly dropped from the billion dollar Disney franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean, last year, following his public high court case against a British newspaper.
The highly-advertised and publicised lawsuit saw him battling claims that he was a “wife-beater” regarding his ex-wife, Amber Heard, with a hearing now set in March for Johnny Depp to appeal the decision. Now, however, new reports are emerging which claim a u-turn from the House of Mouse is being considered for his apparently lost role in the Pirates series.
The report states “Disney is re-considering the actor’s revival in their franchise,” following the enormous online petition that calls for his return.
The report goes on to add: “Rumours are rife that the Change.org petitions have forced the makers to reconsider.”
The petition in question arrived last year, and was titled: “We want JOHNNY DEPP back as CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW.” Since it arrived online, it has racked up a staggering 430,000 signatures.
Integrating Jack Sparrow back into the series will not be too difficult for the company. He was last seen alive and well in the fifth movie, Salazar’s Revenge, which came out in 2017.
In fact, the film also seemed to be kicking off yet another trilogy, set ten years after the franchise’s previous trio of films, as Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) was haunted by the ghoul Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) once again.