Fans want Johnny Depp AND Margot Robbie in new 'Pirates of the Caribbean', as they call for Amber Heard to be jailed
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard divorce scandal cost Depp his career and producers announced they would get a female lead for the upcoming sixth installment
Can you imagine a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film without Captain Jack Sparrow? Johnny Depp first starred in the 2003 film 'The Curse of the Black Pearl', which grossed over $654 million worldwide. Four sequels later, it had become one of the most-loved franchises in the world, and fans couldn't stop praising Depp for his wacky, eccentric character.
In 2016, Depp got embroiled in a public spat with his ex-wife Amber Heard over domestic violence and sexual assault and the producers decided to show him the door following protests. Soon, tables turned and Heard's leaked texts and audio calls showed how she had physically abused the actor. However, the scandal already cost Depp his career and producers announced they would get a female lead for the sixth installment. Recently, Margot Robbie was cast in the new, female-fronted 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film for Disney.
According to an exclusive report in The Hollywood Reporter, this film is not intended to be a spinoff of the long-running 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise. Instead, it is supposed to be an original story with new characters. No sooner did the news circulate on social media, fans were happy to hear about Robbie joining the franchise but desperately wanted Depp back as Jack Sparrow. Moreover, many pointed out how the Depp star lost the role because of Heard and she needs to be canceled.
"HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO SAY THIS WE DON'T WANT PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN WITHOUT JOHNNY DEPP," one fan wrote. Another said, "Pirates of the Caribbean without Johnny Depp is like Barcelona without Messi ie a piece of sh*t." Another said, "Johnny Depp literally is a survivor who is STILL treated as an assaulter. Amber Heard really manipulated everyone into believing she was a victim when she was the one who physically and emotionally abused him. He has every right to sue her."
One fan said, "Since Johnny Depp is trending let me just say how I’m never gonna forget how you b***hes believed amber so easily when she ended up being the abuser I knew that captain jack sparrow would NEVER," and another posted, "Can we just give Johnny Depp his role as Captain Jack back, please? He didn’t deserve this sh*t."
"Amber Heard should be in jail and the MeToo Movement owes Johnny Depp the biggest apology for their crusade against him. The man was a victim the whole time and recording evidence show that as well. If Disney makes a Pirates of the Caribbean without him no one will watch it," one said and another posted, "You guys would call to boycott the studios and franchise if an actress was getting fired from her role after suffering abuse and then got replaced with a man and never received a single apology. What's the excuse now for not truly boycotting in support of Johnny Depp? NONE."
In fact, a long time ago, fans started a petition to bring back Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. "He has been playing this role since 2003 when we first saw him arriving at the Port Royal in his boat with that epic background music playing. But can you imagine someone else portraying this instead of him? Or no Jack Sparrow at all? Disney is rebooting 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' because of its box office but don't they know that without Johnny Depp or Jack Sparrow they will sink, they will never be able to reach that horizon they are looking for," it read.
The petition further continued: "Even if it means nothing to you but please, sign this petition for the ones who REALLY want Johnny Depp as their Captain of the Black Pearl! They have to bring him back to rule the seas again or we will never watch any 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie without our Captain." There are already over 2,01,233 and counting signatures and it seems like it will soon reach its mission of 3,00,000 signatures.
Many stood up for Depp and called out other Twitter users who hadn't done the same. "Half of y’all were quick to call out Ansel Elgort but can’t defend Johnny Depp who is innocent and has had his whole life wrecked?" one tweet read and another said, "False accusations, for sure, garners a lot of damage to the accused. However, actual victims have yet to receive the justice they deserve. Back to the Johnny Depp issue: a lot of the people who know him personally spoke up on the issue and testified against Heard."