On our Facebook page, we shared a post that confirmed Johnny Depp has been cast in the sequel of the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Our friends at Hypable have received confirmation that the popular actor’s role will be young Grindelwald, the evil wizard who dueled with Dumbledore in 1945.
Having a Hollywood actor in such a prominent role in the wizarding world is definitely a turning point for J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series after a long time of casting the well-loved and well-respected British actors in the eight Harry Potter films. In a video interview with The Mirror, Rowling appears to be pleased with Depp in the role. David Yates (director) and David Heyman (producer) were enthusiastic to welcome Depp into the wizarding world.
Fans will have to look carefully for Johnny Depp’s brief cameo as young Grindelwald in the upcoming film. Even then, it will be the back of his head. If you miss it, don’t despair. You won’t fail to get a good look at him in the sequel! 😉