ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

It won't be long until Jack Sparrow graces our screens once again, but until Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales reaches theaters in 2017, we'll just have to revel in the great scenes from Johnny Depp's performance that already exist.

One such scene, which had unfortunately been cut from the final version of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, paints a different, more heartwarming image of Captain Jack than the swashbuckling, rum-swigging version we're used to. Check out the scene below:

Now, go ahead and read this Tumblr post that has, unfortunately, been around long enough that I'm not entirely sure of its origins, and the subsequent comments:

So, let's break this thing down for a second. Since that scene was part of the movies, it's technically canon. Which means that before being labeled a "pirate," Sparrow wasn't a thief, but a renegade merchant who denounced his loyalties to the East India Trading company to save the lives of innocent people.

In response to his betrayal, Cutler Beckett had his ship, the Wicked Wench, burned. Since being at sea is the only thing that really makes Jack Sparrow happy (well, that and rum), he made a dastardly bargain with Davy Jones to bring his ship, now known as the Black Pearl, back.

In Buzzfeed's article on this theory, one commenter, Hannah English, mentions the 2011 prequel book Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom by Ann C. Crispin, which tells the story of a young Jack Sparrow and outlines this exact storyline.

We all know Jack Sparrow is a pretty cool character, but it's great knowing he also has a soft side, and it certainly makes me excited to see him on the big screen again!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will sail into theaters starting July 7, 2017. I guess we'll just have to keep a weather eye on the horizon until then.

(Source: Tumblr, Buzzfeed)


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