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Johnny Depp forced to exit ‘Fantastic Beasts’ films after losing court battle

Johnny Depp will no longer play a part in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise.

The 57-year-old actor shared the news on Friday via a “short statement” on his social media after losing his recent court battle with The Sun.

“I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected and agreed to that request,” Depp wrote.

Warner Bros. confirmed the news in a statement to ET, saying, “Johnny Depp will depart the Fantastic Beasts franchise. We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date.”

“Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently in production, and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be recast. The film will debut in theatres worldwide in the summer of 2022.”

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Additionally, ET has learned production will continue without interruption as Depp’s role is recast with no plans to pause filming that is currently underway.

Source: etonline.com

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