Captain Jack Sparrow costume sales see massive spike for Halloween

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Captain Jack Sparrow costume sales see massive spike for Halloween

Expect to see plenty of Captain Jack Sparrows for Halloween this year. These days, Johnny Depp appears to be as popular as ever after a big win over Amber Heard in her highly publicized defamation trial. With a jury agreeing with Depp’s claim that Heard fabricated his domestic violence allegations, the beleaguered actor’s career is back on track with his next starring role already set for the French film. Jeanne du Barry.

Meanwhile, renewed attention on Depp has reignited fan efforts to have the actor return as Captain Jack Sparrow in another Pirates of the Caribbean after. According to TMZ, this surge in popularity for the fictional pirate has also led to a surge in demand for Jack Sparrow costumes. Costume retailers have customers burning through their stock of Pirates of the Caribbean costumes, with website HalloweenCostumes.com noting a 90% increase in sales for this year’s Halloween season. Even with a basic version for around €90 and a deluxe costume approaching €300, the retailer has sold over 85% of its Jack Sparrow outfits.

Meanwhile, costumes made for more current movies like Hocus Pocus 2 et Top Gun : Maverick don’t sell as well as the Captain Jack Sparrow costumes. This despite the fact that the last film in this series, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, came out five years ago. There have been rumors of a reboot starring Margot Robbie in the lead role, but many fans have been demanding to see Jack Sparrow return, especially now that his name has been cleared in the eyes of many due to the verdict. of the defamation suit.

Would Johnny Depp even want to return to Pirates of the Caribbean?

There’s always the possibility that Disney will backtrack by ousting Johnny Depp from the Pirates of the Caribbean frankness, but the problem is that it may be too little, too late. The actor testified at trial that he felt ‘betrayed’ by Disney firing him, feeling hurt to the point he didn’t feel he could ever go back and do another movie with them. To demonstrate the point, Depp stood by his comments that he wouldn’t reprise the role even if Disney offered him $300 million and a million alpacas.

“My feeling was that these characters should be able to have their own goodbye, so to speak,” Depp said. “A franchise can only last so long and there is a way to end a franchise like this and I thought the characters deserved to pull through, to end the franchise on a really high note. . I had planned to continue until it was time to stop. »

However, with fans pushing for a comeback, Depp may well have a change of heart. Either way, the legend of Captain Jack Sparrow will live on with his fans, as we’ll seemingly see all around us on Halloween.

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