- The lack of Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 has led to a boycott, with viewers threatening to skip the film and watch The Curse of the Black Pearl instead.
- Viewers around the world are joining in the #NoJohnnyNoPirates movement, showing the global reach of Depp and the franchise.
- Despite controversies surrounding Depp, he continues to trend and be supported by viewers, challenging the notion that he is no longer beloved.
A boycott of Pirates of the Caribbean 6 stands as there are still reports of no future appearances of Johnny Depp. The Last of Us creator Craig Mazin recently teased a “weird” script he developed for Pirates of the Caribbean 6. Mazin then confirmed that the project could be moving forward with the script he penned, following the eventual end of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Mazin’s update did not state that Johnny Depp, who had been previously announced not to be in the film, would be appear.
Now, Pirates of the Caribbean viewers are raging online about the lack of Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 6. Armed with the hashtag #NoJohnnyNoPirates, Twitter users threatened to boycott the film if it releases in theaters.
@Pigs_FlyHere suggested that by watching The Curse of the Black Pearl instead, audiences would be able to show Disney “exactly what [they] wanted to see.”
@deppbrazilfc made use of the #NoJohnnyNoPirates tagline along with posting pictures of Depp as Jack Sparrow. Representing Depp fans in Brazil, this account shows the global reach of Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Non-domestic viewers chiming in against Pirates of the Caribbean 6 made the situation worse for the film, which could suffer at the box office due to the suggested boycotts.
@NicoleH9916 Tweeted a similar message, adding the hashtag #JohnnyDeppIsJackSparrow to the mix.
@Supernatural979 pointed out that Depp keeps trending amidst all the controversies and claims that he is no longer “beloved.”
@wonkamatters asserted that Disney should “Bring back Captain Jack Sparrow” or else “we won’t be watching.” The user tagged Disney in their message, urging the industry giant to give attention to the viewers rampantly supporting Depp.
Why Johnny Depp Won’t Be In Pirates of the Caribbean 6
Before Depp’s defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard, the actor was thought to return as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel. Since then, Depp reported that he was fired from Pirates of the Caribbean 6, despite being wanted back especially as Heard was found guilty in the trial. Disney has not made any claims to the contrary since, and with Mazin’s update, it seems like Pirates of the Caribbean 6 will continue on without Depp.
The outrage of viewers could push Disney in the other direction. After 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was a critical and domestic box office flop, Disney may look to other ways to enhance the chance of success for Pirates of the Caribbean 6. If audiences have any sway, the way to achieve that would be through the return of Captain Jack Sparrow.