‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Overshadowed By The Crimes of Johnny Depp

In the past week, a new Fantastic Beasts film was announced along with a brand new image depicting the cast, and people really want Johnny Depp off the series.

Source: Warner Bros.

Amidst the myriad of harassment allegations emerging from Hollywood right now, it’s no surprise that everything (and almost every high-powered male) in the industry is currently under a microscope. Look to be fair, it was pretty clear that Johnny Depp’s Grindelwald would be returning for the second instalment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, but surely the announcement could’ve been better-timed…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, Johnny Depp has racked up some pretty nasty domestic violence allegations against him. And with the recent news that Kevin Spacey will be cut from All the Money in the World (a film already in post-production) fans are wondering why the same can’t happen for Depp. Sure, they can’t cut the character of Grindelwald from a film about Grindelwald, but it’s not like actors haven’t been ditched and duplicated before. It can’t be that difficult to find another bleach-blonde villain, can it? 

On a more positive note, the new cast image introduces us to Jude Law’s Dumbledore for the first time – who was apparently cast for the famous “twinkle in his eye”. A couple of new characters are also pictured: Newt’s brother Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner) and ex-girlfriend Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz), who are now together, apparently.

There are five films in total so buckle up folks, because we’ve got many, many more years of hearing about this.

Fantastic Beasts will be in cinemas November 16, 2018. Let us know if you’re excited for the film below!