The Strangest Thing Johnny Depp Has Done As Capt. Jack Sparrow

After everything Johnny Depp has done in his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, we thought we’d seen it all. Turns out Depp has at least one surprise left for us because the pirate is actually just a big softy. Don’t believe it? Here’s Captain Jack feeding a baby bat. No that’s not a euphemism, he’s actually feeding a baby bat.

Johnny Depp.caught up with us again last week for an update on little Jackie Sparrow (The orphaned bat he is sponsoring). Here is a video of Dad bottle feeding his little orphaned baby. It's so fantastic to see him showing a genuine interest, and helping us raise awareness for bats!Posted by Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The video comes courtesy of the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre and their Facebook page. Depp has been in Australia shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and while there he has adopted an orphaned bat - which has been named Jackie Sparrow in his honor. Now we get the strange and adorable site of the less than honorable pirate doing quite the noble thing. We’re not sure what’s more bizarre: seeing Capt Jack feed a baby animal, or hearing Johnny Depp sound like Johnny Depp while dressed as Jack Sparrow.

Depp adopted the bat back in May and the centre has been keeping followers updated on its progress. He’s done an incredible thing for the organization and the cause, as a quick glimpse at the centre’s Facebook stats show that putting Johnny Depp on your page will cause your numbers to skyrocket. We’ve long been under the impression that nobody is having more fun with the Pirates of the Caribbean movies than Depp himself. He also uses those superpowers for good. This isn’t the only touching thing he has done while down under. A few weeks ago he visited a children’s hospital, also in character, to help lift the spirits of sick kids.

Depp is the second Disney associated star to use their Disney stardom to be awesome/adorable in the last week. Frozen voice actress Kristen Bell recently called a fan who is suffering from cancer in character as Princess Anna. Yeah, we know. You want to hate the multinational conglomerate that has purchased your childhood, but sometimes you just can’t.

No word if Jackie Sparrow will get a cameo in the new movie. He’s got the perfect accessory to play a bat in a pirate movie. A skull shaped bat pacifier. Are you prepared for the cute?

We even have a pirate themed pacifier for Bub :)Posted by Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Various film delays are keeping Depp in his Sparrow get up for longer than usual. It’s nice that he’s keeping himself busy, and doing nice things, with the extra time.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.