Johnny Depp Stans Furious over Resignation from “Fantastic Beasts” Franchise, Start Petition
One of the longest weeks of the year became even more controversial today when the news broke that Johnny Depp was asked to resign from his role as Gellert Grindelwald, the baddie from the Fantastic Beasts franchise. The response has been swift and loud, with a Change.org petition to bring him back as Gellert Grindelwald already surpassing 25,000 signatures at the time of publication.
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Reports confirm that the film has also been pushed to a summer 2022 release date. https://t.co/nb5VhKCrZh
— MuggleNet: #1 Wizarding World Resource Since 1999 (@MuggleNet) November 6, 2020
rt if you won't be watching fantastic beasts now that johnny depp has stepped down as grindelwald, i wanna see something pic.twitter.com/EKwRrxbvWc
— 𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐞 🥀 || #JusticeForJohnnyDepp (@sIeepyhoII0w) November 6, 2020
— Wahyu Fitrianto (@whyftrnto) November 6, 2020
Nah I ain't accepting any actor to play Grindelwald. Just Johnny Depp.
— ً (@seavieans) November 7, 2020
— Sunny – Canadian Girl – Not a Bot (@JokiSunny) November 7, 2020
I love Fantastic Beasts, but I don’t think I can watch this new movie knowing Johnny Depp won’t be in it. WB really did this man so wrong ✋🏻😔
— Amber (@AKleitgen) November 6, 2020
Damn, Fantastic Beasts 3 will be looking or a new Grindelwald as Johnny Depp steps down from the role. pic.twitter.com/aZsgtxW9ZP
— Skyler Shuler (@SkylerShuler) November 6, 2020
Depp fans seem split on how they’re reacting to the news, with the “boycott the franchise” and the “hire him back” camps even butting heads. Fantastic Beasts fans, whether or not they are interested in Depp’s role in the film, are urging viewers to stand by the franchise for the sake of the other actors and crew members.
Honestly, I am gutted about the news regarding Johnny Depp as I feel that he would be fantastic in the next Fantastic Beasts film. But, Warner Bros need to move on and find someone to fulfill the role but it will be hard because Johnny Depp is a hard man to replace.
— Matthew Broomfield (@mattlb1412) November 6, 2020
I’ll watch it as Iv enjoyed the films so far. But I am gutted Johnny Depp has left. He plays parts so well he it’s hard to imagine anyone else filling that role.
— Rachel Jayne💞 (@RubyxRachel) November 6, 2020
How do you feel about Depp leaving the franchise? Leave your comments below!