Actor Johnny Depp has reportedly been cast in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel in a ‘co-starring’ role – even cameo-ing in the first movie out this month.
EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp is joining the cast of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, playing a co-starring role in the sequel which David Yates will direct early next year with Eddie Redmayne again in the lead role of Newt Scamander. I’ve confirmed this, but no one is saying exactly what role that Depp will play. But I believe that if you look carefully, you might spot him in a tiny turn in the first installment of the J.K. Rowling-created Harry Potter spinoff, which Warner Bros opens November 18. We’ll just have to wait and see how Depp complements the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards, 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
The most likely character for Depp to be playing is Grindelwald himself, who does appear in the first film very briefly & will have a larger role in the upcoming movies:
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