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Fans Sign Petitions For Johnny Depp’s Return as Captain Jack Sparrow

In the midst of the defamation trial between former Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp and Aquaman actress Amber Heard, Pirates fans and Captain Jack Sparrow fans have been campaigning for Depp’s return to his famous role as Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp Credit: Disney

During the defamation trial (which has been accompanied by Depp’s fans’ use of the hashtag “Justice for Johnny Depp”), Johnny Depp is purportedly alleging that Amber Heard’s op-ed in the Washington Post and related accusations of domestic abuse caused Disney to fire him from the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow Credit: Disney

Even though Johnny Depp himself said during the trial that he wouldn’t return to his role of Captain Jack Sparrow if Disney asked him to, not even for $300 million, fans are still signing petitions in hopes that he and Disney might somehow make Sparrow come back. 

The first petition urging Disney and Depp to reunite was called Justice for Johnny Depp, inspiring the hashtag that has recently been trending during the trial. This petition has over 596,000 signatures.

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Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl’ Credit: Pinterest

A second petition has now gained traction; this second petition is on Change.org, and its headline is “We want JOHNNY DEPP back as CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW”. The petition has over 815,000 signatures.

There is also a petition circulating that involves trying to get Amber Heard fired from the upcoming movie Aquaman 2.

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Actor Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Orlando Bloom as Will Turner. Credit: Disney

Have you been following along with the defamation trial, and what do you think of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies that haven’t included Johnny Depp so far? 

About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.