Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters in less than three weeks, but the film just made an unexpected addition to its cast. Deadline has revealed that Johnny Depp will make a cameo in the upcoming movie and will then return in its sequel, which is slated for a November 2018 release.
Details about Depp’s character are being kept under wraps, but fans are already speculating that the actor could be playing a well-known character from Harry Potter lore: Gellert Grindelwald. That bit remains to be seen, but it’s worth noting that Grindelwald makes an appearance in the opening scene of the first movie and will more than likely return in future Fantastic Beasts movies.
During the Fantastic Beasts global fan event last month, J.K. Rowling announced that there will be a total of five movies in the prequel series. The author wrote the script of the first two movies and has already plotted out the entire franchise, which takes place decades before the events of the Harry Potter films. As previously reported, David Yates will return to direct the sequel.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18th.