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Johnny Depp Exits Fantastic Beasts After Asked To Resign By The Studio

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Johnny Depp has announced that he will no longer be part of the Fantastic beasts movie franchise. Depp played the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the first two film adaptations of J.K. Rowling Harry potter prequel series.

The actor shared the announcement on his social media handles after losing the legal battle with a UK tabloid post The sun, who published an article in 2018 about Depp’s relationship with his ex-wife Amber Heard. He also added that the studio behind Fantastic beasts, Warner Bros., had called for his resignation.

In that article, the tabloid alleged that the actor was a “woman drummer.” On Monday, the judge concluded that what the publication had published was essentially true and that 12 of Heard’s 14 allegations regarding episodes of physical assault were justifiable. It wasn’t a criminal trial against Depp.

Take a look at his statement below.

In his statement he also wrote: ‘The surreal judgment of the UK court will not change my fight, frankly, and I confirm that I intend to appeal. My resolve remains firm and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false. My life and my career will not be defined by this moment in time.

Warner Bros. confirmed the news in a statement to AND, saying, “Johnny Depp will be leaving the Fantastic beasts franchise. 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 be recast. The film will debut in theaters around the world in the summer of 2022. “

Additionally, AND has learned that production on the film will continue uninterrupted as Depp’s role is recast with no plans to suspend ongoing filming.

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