Johnny Depp Joins ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel

Johnny Depp

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.

What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18th.

Source: Deadline

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • razorstar90

    Can the first movie come out before we start casting for the sequel? My god what if Fantastic Beast sucks? What if it’s a box office disappointment? What happens if everyone hates it? My god WB stop putting the cart before the horse.

    • Bill

      JK has 5 movies planned and Wb will bow to whatever she wants because she’s a badass

      • Axxell

        Nah, this is a WB driven move…JK can’t force them to produce movies they didn’t already want to do.

        WB is just grasping for whatever they can turn into a cinematic universe so they can keep up with Disney.