Johnny Depp Confirms Grindelwald Will Return for Fantastic Beasts 3

Angelo Anderson
October 12, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second movie in an ongoing series exploring the world of Harry Potter as it was decades before the start of J.K. Rowling's seminal novels.

Rowling faced backlash when she cast Depp a year ago, with fans questioning why domestic violence allegations made against the actor by ex-wife Amber Heard didn't preclude him from the project.

Right after Rowling's statement, Heard, who had otherwise kept her distance from the acrimonious divorce, pointed back to the joint statement she released with Depp, in which they stated "neither party has made false accusations" and that their relationship was "intensely passionate and at times volatile".

"I felt bad for JK having to field all these various feelings from people out there", the actor told Entertainment Weekly. But ultimately, there is a real controversy. I understand why some have been confused and angry about why that didn't happen. Depp has denied the allegations. "J.K. has seen the evidence and therefore knows I was falsely accused, and that's why she has publicly supported me", he adds. I loved it because that's really an arena where you can fly around and try different things and approach a character with a lot take someone who is teetering on being a fascist, yeah he's a fascist, he's one of those, but to play him as a sensitive, concerned yet manipulative and powerful wizard.

In fact, Depp says that he has evidence that disputes Heard's accusations. She would not stand up if she didn't know the truth. Now, with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald picking up a few months after the events in NY, we are not only getting introduced to a younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) but also getting closer to more links to the Harry Potter series.

"So initially, I just kept my mouth shut". The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly unsafe and divided wizarding world. Warner Bros. also echoed the famed author's sentiments, telling ET in a statement: "We are of course aware of reports that surfaced around the end of Johnny Depp's marriage, and take seriously the complexity of the issues involved".

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