Deadline dropped a major exclusive yesterday: Johnny Depp will be in the sequel to Fantastic Beast And Where To Find Them. This is what they call f-cksh-t. It is f-cksh-t. It is total complete f-cking f-cksh-t that he is joining the world of magic. And it’s a total and complete lack of imagination. The actor who thinks he’s a wizard in real life playing a wizard in movie life so that he can wizard us into believing he’s ageless. They cast HIM. The mask-wearer. Captain Jack. The Mad Hatter. Willy Wonka is a wizard. This is so obvious it’s almost lazy.
Fantastic Beasts comes out on November 18th. Advance media screenings have been happening all week. That might be why Warner Bros is releasing the information now. As Deadline notes, “if you look carefully, you might spot (Johnny) in a tiny turn in the first installment of the J.K. Rowling-created Harry Potter spinoff”. So basically Johnny has a cameo and while it hasn’t been confirmed exactly what character he’ll be playing, Hypable cites a source who says it’s Gellert Grindelwald and that this shot from the movie is him in character:
Well, that’s definitely him. The character may not be known yet but that’s definitely him. Like the now version of him.
Attached - Depp at Kimmel on Monday where he performed with Alice Cooper.