It’s been one ugly fall from from grace for this actor. Johnny Depp announces on Instagram he is forcibly leaving the Fantastic Beasts franchise!
Depp portrayed Gellert Grindelwald in the 2016 Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! He also starred in the sequel 2018’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The actor has been embroiled in scandal after scandal in recent years.
This past week, he confirms Warner Bros. asked him to leave Fantastic Beasts. He states, “I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and I have respected and agreed to that request.” It’s not every day this happens to an actor as big as Johnny Depp!
Due to Depp’s departure, the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3 is now moving it’s original release date. The film will now debut on July 15, 2022. Read Depp’s full Instagram post below!
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