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Johnny released a statement saying that Warner Bros asked him to step down and he obliged. No news yet on what this means for Fantastic Beasts 3, which has already been filming for several months, and presumably already had many Johnny Depp scenes filmed. Will they keep him in the 3rd movie and then recast his character in the 4th? Will they recast now and go through expensive reshoots and a possible 2nd delay for the movies release date?

Edit: Fantastic Beasts 3 has now been delayed to 2022. Seems likely that they are going to pay to reshoot all of his scenes then, which will drive up the budget a good bit.

Edit #2: Mads Mikkelsen is reportedly in talks with WB to replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 10 November 2020