Fans of the Fantastic Beasts franchise were shocked to hear that Warner Bros. asked Johnny Depp to step down from the role of central villain Gellert Grindelwald. The reasons for the decision were so far unclear, but a new report has surfaced detailing the real reason Depp left Fantastic Beasts 3 is due to a change in studio managers at Warner Bros.
Since the release of the second film in the spin-off franchise Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, AT&T has merged with Warner Bros. & # 39; Parent company Time Warner, a move that led to profound changes for WarnerMedia. This merger brought big changes at the very top, including CEO Jason Kilar and studio boss Ann Sarnoff. According to the report, they approach new productions with a general lack of tolerance for "the kind of controversy every big studio has." had to be weatherproof at one time or another when courting mercury – but historically popular talent Johnny Depp. "
The talent behind Fantastic Beasts isn't short on controversial numbers, as both creator and writer JK Rowling and star Ezra Miller have been embroiled in their own controversial webs for the past few months, but it appears that the verdict in Depp's libel case is against a British tabloid might have been the last straw, and the studio ultimately decided to part with the Oscar-nominated actor.
Although Depp is no longer involved in Fantastic Beasts 3, it has been announced that the actor will receive his full salary of over $ 10 million thanks to a pay-or-play provision set out in his contract. Depp reportedly filmed a scene for the wizarding world sequel and while it may not be used, he has a big payday ahead of him.
So the eyes are on what will happen to the character. Warner Bros. has since issued a statement confirming that the role will be refilled. "Johnny Depp is leaving the Fantastic Beasts franchise. We would like to thank Johnny for his work" Fantastic Beasts 3 "is currently being produced and the role of Gellert Grindelwald is being re-cast. The film will be released worldwide in the summer of 2022 Cinemas are coming. "Of course, this didn't stop the fans from starting a petition demanding that Depp be returned. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp is trending on social media right now.
Fantastic Beasts 3 was recently filmed after a production delay and will play Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as Dumbledore, Ezra Miller as Credence, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling is co-writing the script with Steve Kloves, headed by returning director David Yates.
While the details of the plot for Fantastic Beasts 3 are not yet known, it is believed to be a "preparation for World War II" that will include an extensive role for star Dan Fogler's Muggle, Jacob Kowalski. "I have a lot to do in this case, which I'm very happy about," Fogler announced earlier this year. He then went on to reveal that there are plans to do several more sequels before they're done. "The whole thing builds up – knock on wood – we're allowed to make five films here."
Fantastic Beasts 3 is set to hit theaters on July 15, 2022. This comes from variety.
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