The petition started after the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Johnny Depp actor was asked to quit his role as Grindelwald in the movie Fantastic Beasts 3

Johnny Depp fans threaten to boycott Fantastic Beasts 3 and start petition to Warner Bros to give back actor his role
Johnny Depp fans threaten to boycott ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ and start petition to Warner Bros to give back actor his role / Credit: Warner Bros

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Followers of Johnny Depp are doing every little thing they can to restore the star to the Fantastic Beasts 3 franchise. Thousands have now authorized a request after the 57-year-old was asked to leave his duty as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming flick after he lost his libel situation against The Sun newspaper and also executive editor Dan Wootton on November 2. The message on the petition against Warner Bros read,


“Johnny Depp was asked by Warner Bros to resign and also leave his duty of Grindelwald in the ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ film. This occurred because of the decision of his instance with “The Sun” tabloid that was completely unreasonable. We desire him back! Detector Bros ought to listen to the general public or we will certainly boycott Fantastic Beasts 3 !!”.

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The request comes days after Johnny Depp published a statement on his Instagram account, stating, “In light of recent events, I want to make the adhering to the brief declaration. Firstly, I want to thank everyone that has talented me with their support and loyalty. I have actually been humbled and also moved by your several messages of love and also issue, especially over the last couple of days. Second of all, I wish to allow you to know that I have actually been asked to resign by Detector Bros. from my duty as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3 and I have valued and also accepted that request.

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Lastly, I wish to state this. The surreal judgment of the court in the UK will not change my battle to level and also I confirm that I intend to appeal.”. ” My resolve remains strong and also I mean to confirm that the accusations versus me are false. My life and also occupation will not be specified by this moment in time. Thank you for reading.”

Warner Bros additionally confirmed that he has quit as the studio claimed, “Johnny Depp will certainly leave the Fantastic Beasts 3 franchise business. We give thanks to Johnny for his work with the films today. Fantastic Beasts 3 is presently in production, and also the duty of Gellert Grindelwald will certainly be modified. The movie will debut in cinemas worldwide in the summertime of 2022,” their statement reviewed. The Hollywood star lost his high-stakes libel action in the London courts versus the Sunlight after the paper defined him as a “wife-beater”.

Many of his followers and followers also came out in his support as well as rallied against Detector Bros once they asked him to step down and also at the time #BoycottFantasticBeasts trended on Twitter. A lot more recently, a report has specified that though Depp is longer the part of Fantastic Beasts 3, he will certainly still obtain his full eight-figure repayment under something called a ‘pay-or-play contract’, which makes it necessary for the studio to pay him the total whether the film is made, or even if he is changed with another star.

Johnny Depp fans threaten to boycott ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’
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