Outside of Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates, perhaps there is no bigger pirate in media than Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise! The Disney films introduced the world to a universe of swashbuckling that hadn't been seen as often in live action, with One Piece doing a fantastic job of creating stories of sailing the seas itself. Now, with the live action One Piece series confirmed for Netflix, fans are beginning to rally to see if they can push the streaming service in the direction of hiring Johnny Depp and placing him in the role of Gol D. Roger!
Gol D. Roger may not appear that often in the franchise of One Piece, but his legacy is clearly one of the biggest for not only Luffy and his crew, but for the world of the Grand Line overall. The one time Pirate King was responsible for the founding of the "One Piece" treasure, and has been an influence on countless swashbucklers following his death. Honestly, we could hardly think of a better actor who has brought to life one of the most famous pirates of cinema to portray the legendary pillager of One Piece.
Reddit User TaxKidRiot shared a side by side comparison of both Johnny Depp and Gol D. Roger, pushing for fans to increase their hype levels for the upcoming live action One Piece series, as well as reach out to Netflix in order to see if such a casting could truly happen when the upcoming series lands on the shores of the streaming service:
Since Depp can’t be jack sparrow due to all this amber heard nonsense how about we make him the king of the pirates? from r/OnePiece
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Eiichiro Oda's One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has since been collected into over 90 volumes, and has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author, and is the best-selling manga series worldwide with over 430 million copies sold.