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Johnny Depp fans say Disney should 'pay him double' if they bring him back as Jack Sparrow: 'They ditched him'

Disney had distanced themselves from Depp after 'wife-beater' allegations came up and now they want him back
UPDATED MAR 19, 2020
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Johnny Depp could be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for part 6 of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise. 

In light of the recent 'revelations' and findings made in the court case between Depp and his former wife Amber Heard, Disney has been reportedly 'lobbying' hard to have Depp return to the series. In 2016, rumors suggested that Disney had intentionally attempted to distance themselves from Depp when abuse allegations against him were made public.

As reported by We Got This Covered, Depp is being considered to take on the beloved role. "The recent turn of events in Depp’s legal battle and the overwhelming support from the public in his favor has some of the Mouse House executives now lobbying for his return behind the scenes," a source shared. 

This has angered fans and many of them took to Twitter to slam Disney for their treatment of Depp. One user wrote: "They didn’t even give him a chance to prove himself innocent. If I was him I’d tell em to stick it where the sun don’t shine," while another added, "If they bring him back, they should pay him double for doubting him and ditching him. Gesture of goodwill."

A third added, "First Disney should apologize and i hope he declines because he's too good for them anyway." A fourth user echoed the sentiments and wrote, "Disney doesn't deserve him, but we DO."

Depp had first appeared in the 2001 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie, 'The Curse Of the Black Pearl'. He went on to play the role in the next four 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films that followed. Earlier in October, Disney had announced that they would be creating a new chapter of 'Pirates' along with the help of Chernobyl screenwriter Craig Mazin and Ted Elliot.

Currently, no details are known on the plot or the script but it has been reported that Disney is on the lookout for a female lead for the film. This indicates that Depp's character will be playing 'more of a supporting role' in the upcoming film.