Fantastic Beasts star Jude Law discussed Johnny Depp’s exit from the franchise following his libel case related to the allegations made by Amber Heard.
After losing his libel case against the Sun, Johnny Depp was asked to leave his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise and his co-star, Jude Law has briefly opened up about the situation. Fans have also called for Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, to step down from her role in the upcoming Aquaman sequel since she also admitted to violent behavior during the course of their relationship.
When speaking to ET online about the matter, Jude Law explained that when there’s a situation as complicated as this one, the best thing to do is defer to the studio – in this case, Warner Bros. He explained that Johnny Depp had only filmed for one day on the Fantastic Beasts sequel so it won’t have troublesome ramifications for the rest of the production. He also pointed out that because he’s just a member of the team, he has to go along with what the studio deems necessary. Take a look at Jude Law discussing the situation below.
“It’s an enormous film, and there are many, many layers to it. It’s probably one of the biggest productions I’ve ever worked on. And in a situation like this, you defer to the studio. That’s all you can do. Because you have to turn up and play your part. It was unusual for me because, in fact, on this particular role Johnny had actually only done a day’s filming, I think, on his own.In a franchise like this, it’s the studio and the company that make the big decisions. And you have to go along with those, because we’re just a member of the team.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:
At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.
Directed by David Yates from a script written by J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Fantastic Beasts 3 is dated November 15, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Harry Potter franchise, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!
Source: ET Online