Speaking to the Daily Mail in October, the pirates of Caribbean author Stuart Beattie Depp said when Sparrow helped grow his career.
"He's had a great run," Beattie says.
"I think Jack Sparrow will be [Depp’s] legacy. It's the only sign he played five times, it's the character he dresses up to visit kids in hospitals, and that's what he'll be remembered for.
"It's been good for us, so I'm just very, very happy about it."
Beattie first came up with the concept in 1993 and the first film took 10 years to be made.
The first "Pirates" movie, The Curse of the Black Pearl, was released in 2003, while the latest movie in the Dead Men Tell No Tales franchise hit the big screens in 2015.
It is currently the 12th largest franchise of all time.