Johnny Depp Back as Jack Sparrow at Disney?

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The world wants to know: Is Johnny Depp coming back to reprise the role of Jack Sparrow in the insanely popular Disney film franchiseĀ Pirates of the Caribbean?

It’s a tricky question, with many considerations to be examined since his nasty trial with ex-wife Amber Heard was the catalyst to a string of bad press for theĀ Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet StreetĀ star. Johnny Depp’s relationship with Disney, despite five films featuring the actor as the lovable Captain Jack Sparrow, remains up in the air due to the abrupt firing of Depp after an expose written by Heard alleged him of serious abuse. Depp has famously acknowledged that he will never work for Disney again, but rumors have soared, suggesting that the mega-star might have had a change of heart.

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However damning the evidence of Johnny’s personal issues may be towards a return to a sixth Pirate’s film, fans want him back. Despite the sensationalized public hearing with Amber Heard, followed by an in-depth look at Johnny Depp’s seemingly violent relationship with his once-wife in a new Netflix documentary (Depp V. Heard), massive fan support would almost guarantee Depp could return as Jack Sparrow if Disney presented a suitable script. Simply put, people love Johnny Depp, and they love Jack Sparrow, even overlooking the accusations of atrocious behavior of theĀ Alice in WonderlandĀ star.Ā 

For this reason, Depp, who also loves the Pirates of the Caribbean character, keeps the spirit of Jack Sparrow alive. Johnny Depp has used Jack Sparrow to connect with fans, most recently lamenting the death of a child who adored the character and had created an online following based on Depp’s extremely successfulĀ Pirate’sĀ films. More famously, Johnny Depp has even brought the iconic role to Disneyland, where theĀ Pirates of the Caribbean concept was born, to treat unknowing guests to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of seeing Captain Jack Sparrow live and in person.Ā 

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Johnny Brings Jack Sparrow to Disneyland

Back in 2017, before the world would be introduced to a nasty trial featuring Depp and then-wife Amber Heard, the actor partnered with Disney to bring a promotion to the waters of the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland Resort. As guests embarked on one of Disney’s original Imagineering wonders, little did they know that Depp was waiting around the corner in full costume and make-up to surprise them. Although this particular incident was allowed in promotion of the last Pirates of the Caribbean film,Ā Dead Men Tell No Tales, it has created a sense of stigma around the ride, with guests constantly vigilant to see if Depp may show up and reprise the role in person again.

Although Depp hasn’t officially returned to the role since the 2017 release of the last film, that didn’t stop some guests from losing their minds when a potentially familiar face popped up at Disneyland a few days ago. Guests to Disneyland were seen scurrying to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in an effort to grab a picture with what looks like Johnny Depp dressed as Jack Sparrow. Although it is most certainly difficult to tell the difference, Disneyland faithful were quick to point out that the character is not Johnny Depp, but a perfect look-a-like that brings the popular personality back to life.


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TikTok userĀ @_western.momma_ posted took a quick look at the Johnny Depp doppelganger, and many are having a hard time accepting that the look-a-like is not Depp himself. We have to admit, it is difficult to tell the difference, as the appearance and mannerisms of the actor are almost a clone of Depp’s Jack Sparrow performance. However, it seems as if this version of the famed pirate captain isn’t a new enigma to Disneyland guests. He’s fooled others before. It’s completely understandable, as one look isn’t enough to make a clear decision on whether it’s actually Depp or not in character.

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Of course, if you’ve seen Johnny Depp lately, or even in the last Pirates of the Caribbean film, you’d quickly realize that, undoubtedly, this isn’t him. However, it’s a clear indication of fans’ desperation for him to return to Disney for one last film. As Depp’s legal troubles and trial are a thing of the past between him and Amber Heard, the once Mad Hatter could very well be in talks to reprise the role eventually, although not likely, according to fellow cast members. Instead, much of Depp’s time has been spent alongside his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, playing music with the Hollywood Vampires and visiting the Cannes Film Festival, and as the face of Dior Sauvage.Ā 

His absence from Hollywood hasn’t stopped many from speculating about a possible return to Warner Bros in theĀ Fantastic BeastsĀ franchise or even joining forces with Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter again in remakes likeĀ The Nightmare Before Christmas. However, until we hear anything from Mr. Depp, it is unlikely that a return to Disney for the Academy Award winner is on the horizon. If news of Jack Sparrow once again gracing screens around the world does ever come to fruition, we’ll be right here to celebrate alongside you all. Until then, bring me that horizon!

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!

One comment

  1. What an atrocious behavior you mentioned about Depp?the behavior he didn’t reacted when hus abusive ex golddiger lier fraudulent abused and beat him up her lies and malicious were exposed in court her admitted abused him and he NEVER touched her that’s the behavior you talked about?it’s disgusting a men prove his innocence in court and you ppl pretend to be jornalist keeping accusing him after everything he went through we watched 6 weeks trial we didn’t have to be johnny depp’s fan we just have to have ears and eyes for 7 weeks trial prove what this poor man went through with a vicious violent lier narcissist golddiger put him through. STOP YOUR HATEFUL COMMENTS ABOUT HIM GO WATCH 6 WEEKS TRIAL
    Also if you talk about drugs and alcohol she’s the cocaine head went to jail at 17 driving high in cocaine and killed her friend she went to jail 2x for DV she’s a drunk and a druggie. Depp was addicted to pain killers and his clean now he work very hard to be clean how many stars in Hollywood are addicted to drugs and alcohol?almost all of them . Also why don’t you post a comment asking amber where’s the money she stoled from dying children’s she used for herself for many plastic surgery and to buy a house in spain why don’t you mentioned that STOP YOUR HATE COMMENTS ABOUT A VICTIM OF DV bc that’s what johnny depp is that’s why I don’t like and don’t trust msm Anymore you ppl are disgusting