It’s definitely a bad year for Johnny Depp. After losing his libel suit against British tabloid The Sun, which accused him of being an abusive husband, the actor was fired from the Fantastic Beasts franchise by Warner. Thus, he will no longer interpret Gellert Grindelwald in the third opus of the saga. Bad news for his fans.
Johnny Depp announced it himself. ” I would like to let you know that it was asked of me by Warner Bros. to give up my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts. I respect this decision and have given my consent “, He wrote in an Instagram post dated November 6. The production studio Warner Bros. then confirmed the news, specifying that the role of Gellert Grindelwald would be given to another actor.
In his statement on Instagram, he thanks everyone who supports him. ” First, I would like to thank everyone who offered me their support and loyalty. I have been touched and moved by your many messages of love and your interest, especially in recent days. “ Having nothing more to lose, he specified that he was going to appeal this ” surreal judgment From the British Criminal Court.
Recall that Johnny Depp has been on trial for several months against his ex-wife Amber Heard. The latter notably accused her ex-husband of having hit her. Since then, scandals and shocking revelations about the private life of the two actors have been linked.