Johnny Depp, though he lost tons of dollars and a number of roles, is still rich with supporters. Thanks to all the Deppheads he still has.
After Johnny Depp lost his roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Fantastic Beasts” franchises, his fans launched a massive project to support the disgraced actor.
This week, a group of his followers organized 24-hour movie marathons to show support and unity. The movies include all the flicks Depp starred into.
To make the project possible, they watched a Depp movie together and informed others when it was time for another film through live tweets.
Also, his fans tried to trend #WeSupportJohnnyDepp and #WeStandWithJohnnyDepp on the social media platform.
— Roxy Daisy 💙 (@DaisyRoxyStu) February 11, 2021
Meanwhile, the now-suspended Twitter account explained why they tried to launch the project.
“#DeppMovieNight is about supporting Johnny. So, if you’re watching POTC or FB, on 11th #Deppruary, share their corresponding petitions. (We know the FB will have no affect but it shows how many people WB have displeased),” the tweet says, as quoted by Unilad.
At the same time, the Depp Movie Night campaign launched a series of petitions to make the actor reprise his roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Fantastic Beasts.”
What happened to Depp?
Last year was no smooth-sailing for the actor especially since he lost his legal battle against The Sun and his fortune in the film industry.
To be exact, he was removed from his Captain Jack Sparrow and Gellert Grindelwald roles while defending himself against The Sun’s wife-beater claims.
Depp played the role of Captain Sparrow for 15 years in five installments. His 2017 movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” was the last one he featured in.
Last year, Depp revealed that Warner Bros. asked him to leave his role and the franchise through an Instagram post.
“I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts, and I have respected and agreed to that request,” Depp wrote in the statement.
The Mouse House’s decision came after the actor lost his libel case against The Sun. Judge Andrew Nicol revealed that the ruling proved that Depp is a wife beater during his marriage to Amber Heard.
In the same week, Deadline reported that the film’s director, David Yates, wanted Mads Mikkelsen on his top to play Depp’s former role. In the end, the “King Arthur” star won the role.