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Johnny Depp’s role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 confirmed…

November 10th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We reported a few days ago that Johnny Depp is set to appear in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 and we went on to speculate that he will probably be either a young Dumbledore or bad guy Gellert Grindelwald.

And, lo, Depp is indeed playing Gellert Grindelwald, confirms director David Yates: “The whole principal of casting the movie was go with the best actor. Go for the most inspired, interesting, right fit for that character. And as we approached Grindelwald we thought, ‘Who’s going to take this in an interesting direction?’ In this business, it’s a weird old business. You’re brilliant one week, people are saying odd things the next, you go up and down. But no one takes away your pure talent. Johnny Depp is a real artist.

“He’s created several characters who have really resonated in our popular culture. He’s a really brilliant, brilliant actor. We were excited about seeing what he would do with this guy, the character. He’s fearless; he’s imaginative; he’s ambitious. We thought he would do something fun and special. So we went for him, purely on that selfish basis. We don’t care if he’s famous or not famous. We just know he’s interesting.”

 

So now we know the franchise has it’s version of Voldemort but we’re curious about who they’ll get to play Dumbledore himself who we know will also be a character in the sequel.

So there you have it… does this make you feel relaxed? There’s been a lot of unhappy people about the casting of Depp, but so you think he’ll deliver? Let us know…

Source: The Leaky Cauldron 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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