Reports have stormed the globe hinting Johnny Depp is going to play a role in the upcoming sequel of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And now it has been confirmed by the director of the film itself!
Johnny Depp will play the lead role, Gellert Grindelwald, who is a former friend to Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore. According to David Yates, “The whole principal of casting the movie was to go with the best actor. Go for the most inspired, interesting, right fit for that character. And as we approached Grindelwald we thought, ‘Who’s going to take this in an interesting direction?'” Yates added, “Johnny Depp is a real artist. He’s created several characters who have really resonated in our popular culture. He’s a really brilliant, brilliant actor. We were excited about seeing what he would do with this guy, the character. He’s fearless; he’s imaginative; he’s ambitious. We thought he would do something fun and special. So we went for him, purely on that selfish basis. We don’t care if he’s famous or not famous. We just know he’s interesting.”
If you will take a look back at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, some of you would’ve noticed that Grindelwald was played by Jamie Campbell Bower in a flashback. And speaking of flashbacks, we will definitely feel strong nostalgia on this one as young Dumbledore will also be featured in the film. “In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He’s got a couple of good scenes with (lead character) Newt. We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore. Any suggestions would be good,” Yates confirmed.
Personally, because of the addition of Depp, I think this film is going to make a huge impact around the globe. This film will go down in history just like Harry Potter series!
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