Pirates of the Caribbean has one of the profitable movie franchises for Disney. The five movies in the franchise have earned more than 4.5 billion dollars at the box office. in 2017, Dead Men Tell No Tales earned 788$ million dollars at the box office as well.
The movie franchise has millions of fans globally. The movie franchise has brought Johnny Depp international fame. The critics also praised Johnny Depp for bringing the character on the big screens. There is no doubt Johnny Dep is the reason behind the success of the character. Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the most loved characters in the history of Disney.
Disney’s relationship with Johnny Depp
According to Johnny Depp, Disney has never been a fan of his acting methods. Johnny is famous for his weird and wild behavior. His reputation as “Hollywood’s Bad Boy” has been one of the main reasons why he is going through a lot of trouble to prove his innocence.
He said during an interview with GQ magazine:
“Disney hated me. [They were] thinking of every way they could to get rid of me, to fire me. ‘Oh, we’re going to have to subtitle him.’ ‘We don’t understand Captain Jack Sparrow. What’s wrong with him?’ ‘What’s wrong with his arms? is he drunk? Is he mentally fucking stupefied? is he gay?
However, it did not stop Johnny Depp from doing things his way. However, working under a big studio was a hard thing for him. Depp used to work for independent projects so moving under the wings of a big corporation was quite difficult for him. The history between the studio and the actor has not been good.
Is Depp Returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise?
Earlier this year Disney fired Johnny Depp from the movie franchise. But, fans started a petition to give his role back to him. There were also rumors that his role has been given to “Margot Robbie”, as Disney is planning to create a “re-make”.
But, Depp’s fans all around the world took-over Twitter and started petitions to show that they will never watch the movie franchise if they fire him or create a re-make. It is hard to imagine the iconic movie franchise without Johnny Depp. Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the producers of the movie, he has been supporting Depp from day one. He is trying to bring Johnny Depp back to play his iconic role. It seems like there is still hope for the actor.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.