In the past couple of days, Johnny Depp?s casting in Fantastic Beasts has been the talk of the town. Rumors claim that he will be removed from the film after backlash from fans of Harry Potter.
Since a Warner Bros. representative announced that Depp will be part of Fantastic Beasts, the actor has been receiving tons of backlash on social media. Apparently, several fans do not wish to see the 53-year-old actor in the film. Previous reports claim that he will be part of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in a secret role.
Many fans believe that Depp does not deserve to be part of the film. This is because he was accused of domestic violence. Numerous reports claim that he maltreated his ex Amber Heard.
Potterheads expressed their thoughts about Depp being part of Fantastic Beast via Twitter. A user named @wednesdaydreams wrote: ‘hello @jk_rowling @FantasticBeasts the Harry Potter universe is all about being against the abuse of power and yet you cast a known abuser?’
Producer Speaks Up
Producer David Heyman took some time to address the concern of many fans in relation to Depp?s casting. Heyman explained that Grindelwald is an iconic character. He has a significant place in the story. He said they wanted an iconic actor to play Grindelwald.
Apparently, the producer thinks Depp is the best iconic actor to play Grindelwald. In spite of the complaints of several fans, Depp was still cast in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is reportedly doing well in the box office. As schools let out for Thanksgiving, it is expected that more kids will get the chance to see the film.