New York: Johnny Depp withdrew from the “Fantastic Beasts” series after a failed defamation case against the Sun tabloid, the company called him in an article in 2018 For “beating wife”.
Depp said in a letter on Instagram on Friday that he will leave the role of the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald after the studio asked to resign. Depp said his announcement was “based on recent events.”
Depp said: “I want you to know that Warner Bros. asked me to resign my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts. I respect and agree to this request.”
Warner Bros. confirmed Depp’s departure and said it will make a facelift. The studio said in a statement: “We thank Johnny for his work on the film so far.” The third “Fantastic Beasts” movie is currently being produced.
Depp also said that he will appeal the ruling of a British judge earlier this week. After hearing the testimony of Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard in a high-profile case, Justice Andrew Nicol said that the allegations against Depp were “essentially true.” Depp sued News Corp newspaper, the publisher of The Sun, and its executive editor Dan Wharton, accusing him of assaulting Hurd.
Depp said on Friday: “The surreal judgment of the British courts will not change my fight to tell the truth. I confirm that I plan to appeal.” “My determination remains firm, and I intend to prove that the charges against me are wrong. My Life and career will not be limited by this moment.”
The prequel series of movies “Strange Beasts” derived from the “Harry Potter” movie, shared between the 2016 “Strange Beasts and the Place of Discovery” and the 2018 “Strange Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. Received nearly 1.5 billion US dollars in the box office. Warner Bros. on Friday postponed the release of the third “Fantastic Beasts” until November next year through the summer of 2022.