Can there be a Pirates of the Caribbean sequel with out Captain Jack Sparrow? Johnny Depp is inarguably on the core of the billion-dollar franchise and let’s face it, audiences aren’t queuing as much as see Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner. The collection has been dormant since 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Lifeless Males Inform No Tales, however all indications are that Disney is gearing up for a few new initiatives.
Certainly one of these might be a female-focused spinoff starring Margot Robbie, however the different is a sixth mainline instalment. Had been it not for his extremely publicized authorized troubles, Depp will surely be a lock for it, however his fame is in tatters after the British Excessive Courtroom discovered his ex-wife Amber Heard’s allegations of home abuse credible. Consequentially, he’s extensively thought-about to be blacklisted in Hollywood and it’s uncertain that Disney – who’re fiercely protecting of their fame – would need to draw the warmth for hiring him.
However Depp followers aren’t taking this mendacity down. A petition on Change.org has simply hit its aim of 500Ok signatures and calls for his return. Right here’s how an excerpt from it reads:
“Are you able to think about no Jack Sparrow in any respect? No epic entry scores, no humorous dialogues and the man with probably the most good and dangerous luck on the similar time? Don’t they know that with out Johnny Depp or Jack Sparrow they’ll sink, they’ll by no means be capable to attain that horizon.”
So, will this affect Disney’s determination? No, after all not. On-line petitions are successfully a means for impotent followers to specific the futile hope of influencing one thing fully past their energy. Apart from, confronted with the field workplace potential of a Pirates film, even 500,000 individuals is a drop within the bucket of a sequel’s world viewers.
It stays to be seen whether or not a Depp-less Pirates of the Caribbean will attract the identical field workplace haul, however we’re going to seek out out regardless, as there’s not a hope in hell of Disney casting him at this level.