While reportedly Johnny Depp is not that keen on stepping back into the shoes of the loveable rogue, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star reprised his iconic avatar for a terminally ill fan.
A terminally ill Youtuber who goes by the name ‘Captain Kori’ on his Youtube channel ‘Kraken The Box’, expressed his desire of reaching 100,000 subscribers on his channel and a Silver Play Button Award, with the help of Hollywood A-listers like Johnny Depp and The Rock. His parents collaborated with UK’s Make A Wish foundation to reach out to celebrities and lo and behold! Kori got his lifelong wish. Kraken The Box channel currently has over 158,000 subscribers. The follower count increased drastically after the Youtuber shared a video of Depp in his Jack Sparrow avatar on December 11.
Kori uploaded a special video to celebrate the occasion. In a heartfelt thank-you note, he thanked the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ star and said that his next goal was reaching 1 million subscribers and earning a Golden Play Button Award.
He wrote, “I was only just doing 10K but now I have surpassed my goal!! THANK YOU to Johnny Depp (and Make a Wish UK and America), Popcorn Planet, Kuro Creates, The rock, Legal Bytes, Stef the alter nerd, It’s kim, Andy signore, ven’s Den, Wayne Truman (East Midlands Jack Sparrow) and every single wonderful person who has hit that subscribe button!! What seemed impossible happened and now I am going for the moon! If silver is possible… why not gold!!
Kori, a resident of Derbyshire, UK, hit the headlines, after he went through a double heart transplant, one in 2018 and the other in 2020. However, they did not make any noticeable improvements to his health, and the youngster was placed in palliative care.
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On the work front, Depp is all set to debut in French films with ‘La Favourite’ . He will reportedly essay the role of the 18th-century French monarch, King Louis XV. He will also make his directorial comeback after 25 years with the film ‘Modigliani’, a biopic on the life and times of noted Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani.
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