When the word “exhausted” comes to mind, so does the visage of seated in a Fairfax County court in Virginia, drowning in a sea of rumors, insinuations, tabloid headlines, and the unrelenting cacophony of an ex-wife scorned because she failed at usurping control over another human being.
That 58-year-old man must literally be one of the most exhausted actors on planet earth.
‘s acting career began in 1984 with a small role in a Wes Craven film. It was his first acting gig, and it would be his last. “Gig,” that is. Immediately following the wrap-up of that project, began to amass offers from Hollywood routinely, as execs noticed his acting talents coupled with his charm and good looks.
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Surely scripts came to his proverbial front door in droves.
Almost immediately following the Craven film, Depp began work on the television series, 21 Jump Street, in which he had a standing role for three years. He quickly transitioned to preparing for his breakout role in Edward Scissorhands. It would be the beginning of his lifelong partnership with filmmaker and director Tim Burton. Depp was 27 years old, and his Hollywood career was exploding.
It would be 13 years before Disney could take in the tall glass of in a role he literally created and conquered, in a film franchise inspired by a Disney Parks attraction dreamed up by Walt Disney himself.
Disney’s Pirates of the was the first-ever instance of a franchiseDisney attraction–one at Disneyland and at Magic Kingdom at the Walt Resort–inspiring a film. (Usually it’s the other way around.) The film was expected to fail, but instead, it soared at the , leading to four more installments of the franchise which, to date, has earned close to $5 billion.
And there’s plenty of demand for further installments.
But Disney has made the poor decision to participate in the cancel culture as it relates to , despite the fact that the talented single-handedly sailed the franchise through “stranger tides,” indeed, having lent his talents to the creation of the franchise’s central character–and quite literally the reason keep coming back.
is fully embodied in the , and vice versa. But he’s been ordered to walk the plank as Depp’s ex- began spewing allegations of domestic at the hands of her ex- in 2016 (and by some accounts, earlier than that.)
The two are now entangled in an ugly Disney among others has canceled the defamed Depp, tossing him overboard, as it were, with nothing more than hearsay and rumors as their reasoning., for which a trial is being played out in court in Virginia. And while Depp has yet to be formally named an offender concerning these allegations,
It’s disgusting, egregious, and disappointing.
But sweet victory may still be within reach, thanks to Depp , insisting that a to the Pirates of the franchise would not only be a dream come true for but also the right and just and good thing to do. who continue to sign a at Change.org to reinstate the embattled
The The calls on Jerry Bruckheimer and to reconsider their hasty and unfair decision and reads as follows:
. We don’t really know the real reason though. has been out recently as
He has been playing this role since 2003 when we first saw him arriving at the in his boat with that epic background music playing.
But can you imagine no Jack Sparrow at all? No epic entry scores, no humorous dialogues and the guy with the most good and bad luck at the same time?
Don’t they know that without or Jack Sparrow they will sink, they will never be able to reach that horizon?
Even if it means nothing to you but please, sign this for the ones who REALLY want as their Captain of the Black Pearl!
They have to bring him back to rule the seas again, UNLESS it is the ‘s own choice to withdraw from the role.
This is on its way to amassing one million , most of which have been earned in the short weeks since the began on April 11. Sorry, Disney, will not bring to the table what has since 2003. Remember that total flop they awaited on the first Pirates installment? Mission accomplished.
A similar is circulating on the same website. But the to the heads at and . concerning Depp’s ex- calls for the removal of Heard from her role as alongside in the second installment of Aquaman.
As the trial draws to a close in the next weeks, it will be interesting to see how Disney responds to a win for Johnny Depp. In that case, it seems only right and fair that they apologize publicly for their haste and offer Depp back his role of a lifetime–and apparently, millions of fans agree.