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Forums - Movies Discussion - Johnny Depp asked to resign from Fantastic Beasts series after court loss, #3 delayed

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

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Great actor, but he hasnt been in a good movie in like 20 years at this point. I loved him back in the day. Ed Wood, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, From Hell, The Ninth Gate, Donnie Brasco, Platoon etc. Good times.



Mixed feelings here. The Crimes of Grindelwald was a mediocre film - both as a HP entry and as a film in general - and Depp wasnt good, he hasnt been good for a while now, and yet he wasnt the main issue. The screenplay and pacing were not great, so theres a lot to fix going forward. His take on Grindelwald was really bland too, he was presented as the most by-the-numbers villain, which adds zero depth to a character that I feel should've been much more compelling. So I guess this gives them a chance to improve the character presentation at least. 

Anyway, on the gossip side of things, I think its an upset - that Ambear Heard won that is, given what we know of their relationship now, if you even care for that kind of celebrity gossip anyway. So I think forcing him to resign is understandable, but weird. So should we assume that had he won the case he wouldnt have been forced to resign? Cause that wouldnt change his public image at all.



KLXVER said:

Great actor, but he hasnt been in a good movie in like 20 years at this point. I loved him back in the day. Ed Wood, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, From Hell, The Ninth Gate, Donnie Brasco, Platoon etc. Good times.

The Pirates of Caribbean series was fantastic, especially the original trilogy. 



shikamaru317 said:
KLXVER said:

Great actor, but he hasnt been in a good movie in like 20 years at this point. I loved him back in the day. Ed Wood, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, From Hell, The Ninth Gate, Donnie Brasco, Platoon etc. Good times.

The Pirates of Caribbean series was fantastic, especially the original trilogy. 

The first one was pretty good I guess.



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Jpcc86 said:

Mixed feelings here. The Crimes of Grindelwald was a mediocre film - both as a HP entry and as a film in general - and Depp wasnt good, he hasnt been good for a while now, and yet he wasnt the main issue. The screenplay and pacing were not great, so theres a lot to fix going forward. His take on Grindelwald was really bland too, he was presented as the most by-the-numbers villain, which adds zero depth to a character that I feel should've been much more compelling. So I guess this gives them a chance to improve the character presentation at least. 

Anywa, on the gossip side of things, I think its an upset - that Ambear Heard won that is, given what we know of their relationship now, if you even care for that kind of celebrity gossip anyway. So I think forcing him to resign is understandable, but weird. So should we assume that had he won the case he wouldnt have been forced to resign? Cause that wouldnt change his public image at all.

As I recall, they brought back Steve Kloves, who did the screenplays for all but 1 of the 8 Harry Potter movies, to help JK with the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts 3. 



shikamaru317 said:
Jpcc86 said:

Mixed feelings here. The Crimes of Grindelwald was a mediocre film - both as a HP entry and as a film in general - and Depp wasnt good, he hasnt been good for a while now, and yet he wasnt the main issue. The screenplay and pacing were not great, so theres a lot to fix going forward. His take on Grindelwald was really bland too, he was presented as the most by-the-numbers villain, which adds zero depth to a character that I feel should've been much more compelling. So I guess this gives them a chance to improve the character presentation at least. 

Anywa, on the gossip side of things, I think its an upset - that Ambear Heard won that is, given what we know of their relationship now, if you even care for that kind of celebrity gossip anyway. So I think forcing him to resign is understandable, but weird. So should we assume that had he won the case he wouldnt have been forced to resign? Cause that wouldnt change his public image at all.

As I recall, they brought back Steve Kloves, who did the screenplays for all but 1 of the 8 Harry Potter movies, to help JK with the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts 3. 

I didnt know that. Thats pretty good news then. 



Honestly, it was a mistake for him to go to court after he started winning in the court of public opinion already. I expect this whole situation will ultimately end very badly for both him, and Heard, if they don't agree to move on and let this story die.



So the guy didn't do anything wrong, we got evidence that the woman was the one in the wrong, but he ends up losing and screwed? Ok.



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DonFerrari said:
So the guy didn't do anything wrong, we got evidence that the woman was the one in the wrong, but he ends up losing and screwed? Ok.

Yeah, I also find it ridiculous. He offered plenty of evidence that she was the one abusing him, including photos of damage that she inflicted and a recording of her admitting to hitting him and saying that she couldn't promise that she wouldn't hit him again in the future. So either they're both right, and they basically took turns physically and verbally abusing each other, or Amber is straight up lying, and people only believed her lies because of MeToo, and now Johnny, the real victim of abuse, gets to lose his career while she gets glorified. I'm not sure which of the two options is the truth, but the possibility that it's the 2nd option makes me sick to my stomach.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 06 November 2020