Johnny Depp Exits Fantastic Beasts 3 After Being Asked To Resign

Johnny Depp Exits Fantastic Beasts 3 After Being Asked To Resign

The announcement came a few days after the actor lost his libel case against a British tabloid.

Things have been going worse for Johnny Depp since he lost his libel case against the British tabloid, the Sun.

On Friday last week, the actor shared another heartbreaking piece of news with his fans.

Depp revealed that he had been asked to resign from his role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts, a request which he respectfully accepted.

In an official statement posted in his social media account, Depp said: ‘Secondly, I wish to let you know what I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindel in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected and agreed to that request,’

The announcement came a few days after Depp lost his libel case against The Sun's publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN), and author and Executive Editor Dan Wooton over a 2018 article that called him a wife-beater.

After getting an unfavorable decision, Depp confirmed his plans to appeal the ruling.

"The surreal judgment of the court in the UK will not change my fight, to tell the truth, and I confirm that I plan to appeal," Depp said along with the statement.

He added: ‘My resolve remains strong, and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false. My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time.’


The controversial 2018 article written by Wooton was originally titled: GONE POTTY How Can JK Rowling be “genuinely happy” casting wife-beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?’

The article was edited on 28th April 2018, and the publication has already removed the word 'wife-beater' from the headline.

Judge Andrew Nicol dismissed Depp's case and claimed that the article was substantially true, believing that majority of Amber Heard's abuse claims against the Pirates of The Caribbean actor had indeed occurred.

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Depp's fans are furious upon hearing the announcement.

Most of them believe that the actor has been robbed off of justice.

One fan tweeted:

"Imagine getting punished when someone did you wrong. You get robbed, and the police lock you up instead of the thief. That's basically what Johnny Depp is dealing with. "


Calls to boycott Fantastic Beast 3 has saturated social media in the past days. Most are furious about Depp losing another important role while Amber Heard gets to continue with the Aquaman franchise.

"I will be boycotting Aquaman 2 & Fantastic Beast 3 as well as any other movies featuring Amber Heard. Best wishes to Johnny Depp. 
@warnerbros @aquamanmovie," another fan tweeted.


Meanwhile, Depp's co-Pirates of the Caribbean actor Greg Ellis has expressed his support for Depp.

In a tweet alongside a photo of Depp's statement, Ellis said: "I’ve known JD for over a decade. Worked on 4 movies together. Our kids went to the same school. A lovely bloke & great dad. I wish more of the actors, filmmakers & studios who benefited financially from working w[ith] him would show more public support. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp."


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