American Actor Johnny Depp dropped out of the movie franchise “Fantastic Beasts“As the great wizard” Grindelwald “after a request for Warner Bros and days after he lost his trial against the British tabloid “The Sun”, which accused him of mistreating his ex-wife Amber Heard.
According to the Depp, studies they had requested his resignation of the role in the movies and thanked the actor for his work done to date.
“Johnny Depp is leaving the ‘Fantastic Animals’ franchise. We appreciate their work to date, “Warner Bros. said in a statement released Friday.
He also confirmed that the third installment of “Fantastic Animals” is in production and the role played by the actor will be “recast” and It is expected to hit theatres in 2022.
Johnny Depp had shared through his social networks that Warner had asked him to resign, so he agreed to leave the films.
The actor had participated in the first two installments: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016) and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (2018).
Depp’s departure from the franchise comes a few days after he lost the trial against The Sun, for defamation,
The London High Court ruled on Monday that the account of Depp’s alleged assaults published in 2018 is “substantially true”, a conclusion that the actor has assured that he intends to appeal.
Depp, 57, filed a lawsuit against News Group Newspaper (NGN), owner of “The Sun” and its CEO, Dan Wootton, considering that the article is defamatory.
“The surreal judgment of the British court will not change my fight to tell the truth”, declared today the protagonist of “Pirates of the Caribbean” (2003).
“My resolve remains strong and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false. My life and my career will not be defined by this moment in time, “Depp added.