Johnny Depp Signs for Fantastic Beast Sequel

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Johnny Depp Officially Joins Fantastic Beasts Sequel

With the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, social media hit a fervor when Johnny Depp was announced as the co-star for the sequel. According to Deadline, Depp wil co-star with Eddie Redmayne in the sequel as David Yates continues to direct the new series. After rumors started to surface that Depp would be making a cameo appearance in the new J.K. Rowling film, the report of his further involvement surfaced. Many Potter fans are not happy with this news, especially due to the negativity of his very public divorce from actor Amber Heard. In addition, film-goers haven’t been impressed with his recent flops like ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’.

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For The Greater Good

At least, that’s how it sounds Rowling feels about Depp’s involvement according to a report by the BBC. She’s delighted to have Depp play his role in the franchise. What role is Depp playing? Confirmed by The Leaky Cauldron in an interview with the director, Yates admits he’s surprised no one guessed earlier that Depp is playing the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Grindelwald is infamously known throughout Potter lore as a victim of Voldermort, as he wouldn’t give up information of one of the Deathly Hallows, the Elder Wand. Before his death, he was known as one of the most dangerous dark wizards in existence. His attempts to have the wizarding world dominate the globe was thwarted by Albus Dumbledore, his one-time friend and partner. With Depp’s acting chops, let’s hope he can bring gravitas to Grindelwald’s point of view and be a formidable counter-part to Albus Dumbldore. His cameo appearance probably won’t be much more than a newspaper clipping or photo, as the dark wizard is based out of Europe during the movie.

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What do you think of Johnny Depp joining the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise? Do you believe he’ll be a great Grindelwald? Or do you think he will ruin the franchise? What would you like to see happen in the movie? Let us know your thoughts by liking, sharing and/or leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

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