Johnny Depp played Jack Sparrow in all five “Pirates of the Caribbean“ films, including “Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl” (2003), “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006), “Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007), “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011), and “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017).
However, due to his ex-wife’s, Amber Heard’s, allegations, Disney fired the actor and Depp will not return to the sixth installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
Despite this, the actor will always have a love for the character, even channeling Jack Sparrow here and there.
Johnny Depp Channels Jack Sparrow
Despite Johnny Depp being fired by Disney, the actor will always love his character, Jack Sparrow. During the defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, Depp even said he carries Jack around with him in a box, referring to him as Captain Jack in a box:
“I can travel with Captain Jack in a box – literally Captain Jack in a box – and when the opportunity is right and I’m able to go and visit people and places where the smiles and the laughs and the things that are important, the most important things in the world are on the line.”
As the trial was ongoing, fans swarmed outside of the courtroom to greet Johnny Depp every day. One morning, a fan yelled “Johnny, we love you baby. You”ll always be the Captain Jack Sparrow.”
Depp, then channeled his inner Jack Sparrow, said in his pirate voice, “He’s been around somewhere, I’ve seen him now and again. He shows up now and again, I promise.”
Now, Jack Sparrow is showing up again in a new viral video, this time saying his famous “Why is the rum gone?” line.
Depp Will Not Return to “Pirates of the Caribbean” Franchise
Due to Amber Heard’s allegations, Warner Bros.’ “The Fantastic Beasts” franchise dropped Johnny Depp and recast him with Madds Mikkelson. Disney also fired Johnny Depp from his iconic role of Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
During the trial, Heard’s attorney, Ben Rottenborn, asked Depp, while Depp was under testimony, “The fact is, Mr. Depp, if Disney came to you with $300 million and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film? Correct?”
During the redirect, Depp’s attorney Jessica Meyers wanted to confirm with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor if he would return to the franchise, to which the actor said, “My feeling was that these characters should be able to have their proper goodbye. There’s a way to end a franchise like that… I planned on continuing until it was time to stop.”
Also during the redirect of Depp’s testimony, the “Pirates” actor explained that he learned he was going to be recast as Jack Sparrow from a news article quoting a Disney executive just a couple of days after Heard’s Op-Ed was published in The Washington Post.
Depp testified, “I didn’t quite understand how after that long relationship, and quite a successful relationship certainly for Disney, that suddenly I was guilty until proven innocent.”
At this time, Depp is not returning to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise for the sixth installment. Margot Robbie is currently set to star in the lead role.