The misadventures for Johnny Depp continue. today the American actor loses the role of Gellert Grindelwald in the film “Fantastic Beasts”, a film adaptation of the novels by J.K. Rowling.The actor had already played the role of Gellert Grindelwald, perfidious antagonist of the film “Fantastic Beasts” in the first two chapters of the saga released in theaters in 2016 and 2018 and should have continued with the filming of the third episode in 2021.It would appear that Warner Bros has terminated the contract probably due to the bad publicity that the actor is attracting over himself due to the allegations of violence against his ex-wife Amber Heard. In a long letter, also posted on Instagram, Depp communicates the decision of the production company and claims to respect and accept the decision. The actor continues “The verdict will not change my struggle to tell the truth and I confirm that I intend to appeal,” Depp wrote in his statement. “My determination remains strong and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false. My life and my career will not be defined from this moment in time “
.The Warner Bros, producer of the film, has for its part “thanked Johnny” and has made it known from the US that the part of Depp will be reassigned through “a new casting”.”Johnny Depp will leave the Fantastic Beasts franchise,” the studios confirm in a press statement. “We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date. Fantastic Beasts 3 ′ is currently in production and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will undergo a recast. The film will debut in theaters around the world in the summer of 2022 “.