Pirates of the Caribbean’s Mr. Gibbs, portrayed by actor Kevin McNally, has stood up against his help for Johnny Depp to get back to any new additions to the franchise. Depp originated the job of Captain Jack Sparrow in the primary Pirates of the Caribbean film in 2003. With the franchise, Depp kept on doing four additional films as Jack. The job earned him a nomination for an Academy Award and reinvigorated the Pirates of the Caribbean rides at Disney parks while making Jack Sparrow a beloved Disney character. Playing Captain Jack also made Depp a Disney staple for other movies remembering Alice for Wonderland, Into the Woods, and The Lone Ranger.
Disney’s reluctance to work with Depp has not prevented his co-stars from supporting his re-visitation of the movies. According to Express, McNally wants Depp to return for future movies after working with him for the past five motion pictures. Accordingly, he says he limits all the claims that Depp has a ‘dark side.’ Read McNally’s full remark below.
“I’ve never seen a trace of any dark side to Johnny. I see a great humanitarian and a beautiful human being. I don’t perceive any hindrance for him returning and playing Jack Sparrow. I think there was a general inclination that without Jack there is no Pirates franchise. And there’s probably a ton of truth in that.”
With the two reboots coming up, many believe that Jack’s time at the center of attention has finished. The franchise needs another start, and it’s an ideal opportunity to zero in on new characters, which both reboots allow. If Disney asks Depp to get back to the franchise, Depp would likely return for smaller supporting jobs or cameos that could interface the new movies with the original five. It is hard to imagine a Pirates of the Caribbean film without Jack Sparrow because he is central to the experience of the movies. However, the straightforward longing for Depp to return isn’t sufficient to bring him back.