A two-year-old petition in support of Johnny Depp’s return to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series is now in the spotlight amid an ongoing defamation lawsuit between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. Fans of Johnny Depp have revived a 2020 Change.org petition asking the Walt Disney Company to replace him as Captain Jack Sparrow in the sixth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film.
Supporters support Johnny Depp’s comeback
Johnny Depp has a long career in Hollywood, but his portrayal as Captain Jack Sparrow has become associated with his name. He has no affiliation with Disney’s pirate film currently in production, but his supporters are campaigning for his comeback. According to the petition, Johnny’s decision not to repeat her legendary role was made “because his ex-wife Amber Heard claimed that she lied to her and that Depp beat her”. The petition calls for re-employment of Depp for her next film, Pirates of the Caribbean, because it turns out that her Johnny didn’t hit her.
Did you drop out of ‘Aquaman’?
Another petition began to circulate following the dramatic trial disclosures that bolstered Depp’s case. Heard’s role is now at stake in the long-awaited sequel to the Warner Bros. and DC’s ‘Aquaman’ franchise, which grossed over $1 billion in the first installment. As allegations of slandering Johnny Depp have been raised, petitions are continuing to demand his departure from ‘Aquaman 2’.
Depp’s followers spent a field day on Twitter after the 2020 petition reappeared. “Would there have been Johnny Depp and Margot Robbie in Pirates of the Caribbean 6?” One commenter speculated. “I’m tired of hearing that Amber has heard #JusticeForJohnnyDepp.” “I wonder why it takes 3 million people to sign a petition. Before Amber Heard was removed from Aquaman 2. All the while it took Johnny Depp to be removed. It was an essay by Amber Heard in Pirates of the Caribbean. (It is full of lies and false claims).” “There will never be anyone like him,” asserted one. Shame on you, Disney. Amber is clearly an abuser. Without Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, there would be no Pirates of the Caribbean. #Amber Heard is a liar #Ambertard #Johnny Depp is innocent
There will never be anyone like him. @Disney You are a disgrace. Obviously, Amber is an abuser. There is no Pirates of the Caribbean without Johnny Depp, known as Captain Jack Sparrow. #Johnny Depp #Justice for Johnny Depp #AmberHeardIsAliar #AmberTurd #Johnny Depp is innocent pic.twitter.com/J3P3st6hX
— L (@liliumbloomn) April 29, 2022
All it took for Johnny Depp to be excluded from Pirates of the Caribbean was the following article (filled with lies and false accusations): Why it takes 3 million people to sign a petition before Amber Heard is removed from Aquaman 2 is curious Amber Heard.
— Oluwapelumi Wang Adeniyi (@PelumiKing10) May 3, 2022
— Rachel (@markruffaloTD) May 2, 2022