Johnny Depp Makes His Long-Awaited Return to Disney’s ‘Pirates’ Franchise in a Brand-New Poster For the Sixth Film

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Actor Johnny Depp has finally made his long-hoped-for return to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but not quite into scenes from the Pirates 6 film just yet.


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Depp’s Long-Standing Success in Hollywood

Johnny Depp began acting in the early 1980s with a tiny role in Wes Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street. He then landed a starring role in the television series 21 Jump Street, though television was not where Depp wanted to remain.

But a role in 1990–that of Edward Scissorhands in the film by the same name–would not only mark the first time he starred in a film by director Tim Burton, but it would also forever serve as his springboard into the entertainment industry.

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From 1990 forward, Johnny Depp became one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. His became a household name, even in households of people who might not have watched his films.

Over the course of his career, which seemed to come to a screeching halt when his former spouse began to defame his character by falsely accusing him of domestic violence and abuse, Depp has been in more than 80 films, but of all his works, he is perhaps best known for his role in the films in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which debuted in 2003, as the incomparable, unmistakable, often-inebriated, and very witty Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Over the years, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has grossed more than $4.5 billion worldwide and ranks as the 16th highest-grossing film series of all time.

Continued Questions About Depp’s Return to ‘Pirates’

In June 2022, following the revelation of the jury’s findings in Depp’s defamation suit against his former spouse Amber Heard, Depp continued to be seemingly blacklisted by many of Hollywood’s biggest movie houses. Disney had cut ties with Depp in 2018, and Universal Pictures replaced him in one of the Harry Potter-inspired Fantastic Beasts sequels.

The trend hasn’t exactly let up as of the time of this publication, as Depp’s continued participation in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise remains up in the air.

Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald Fantastic Beasts

Credit: Warner Bros.

But fans of Disney’s scurvy film series have made it clear that they want nothing to do with a Pirates 6 film that doesn’t include Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Recently, one report claimed that Disney would entertain Depp’s return, but only in a far-removed, much smaller role than the one Depp embraced in the first five films–one that experts say almost single-handedly grew the franchise into what it is today.

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Fans Continue to Create Depp’s Appearance in the Films For Now

A recent fan-created movie poster shared on Facebook has gone viral online, as it depicts Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, supposedly in an upcoming sixth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Per the poster, the new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack’s Revenge, is slated for a December 2024 release.

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Credit: Facebook/Johnny Depp (official)/Gaby Garza

The post reads as follows:

Embark on a gripping voyage of revenge with Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack’s Revenge.” Witness Jack Sparrow’s relentless pursuit as he seeks vengeance against the Crown for the slaughter of his crew, including Gibbs. In a darker twist, join Jack as he sets sail to dismantle the governors one by one, leaving them plundered and shattered. Prepare for a thrilling and intense journey, coming to theaters this December 2024.

It’s one of many examples of fans’ artwork that depicts what they hope soon becomes a reality.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

One comment

  1. Disney went woke a long time ago. Walt Disney would destroy a lot of this corporation if he came back to life. Disney Corporation should be groveling at the feet of Johnny Depp. I would pay top dollar to see Johnny as Jack Sparrow again. He is a brilliant actor and a wonderful man.

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