Top lawyer predicts that Johnny Depp can lose his career and it is on the edge as he has been dropped from Fantastic Beasts 3! ‘He’ll never work in Hollywood again’: he says.
Warner Bros removes Depp him from Fantastic Beasts role after Amber Heard ‘wife-beater’ libel trial. He already shot a few scenes for the forthcoming movie. So, he complied at the request of quitting by the production company.
Johnny Depp Fired by Warner Bros?
Johnny plays the villainous role of Gellert Grindelwald, will be recast. He also played in the first two movies in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off series.
In a statement, the film studio said: ‘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.’
Depp reveals about his dismissal through Instagram yesterday.
In a rather surprising statement, Depp said he will fight the court judgement against him. He further adds, ‘My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time’.
Johnny Depp Libel Trial!
Depp, 57, is a suspect of having a ‘monster side’ by a judge. The magistrate ruled that Johnny did in fact beat Amber about 12 times during their tempestuous marriage. Since the case is civil and not a criminal one, it is decided on a lower ‘balance of probabilities’ – rather than ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.
The judge comments, ‘This is devastating for Depp. He is now toxic. He will be known for ever as a wife beater, a drunkard and a druggie. It will be written on his headstone.’
The accusations of domestic abuse were very serious.
Legal proceedings came open in public when Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May 2016. Tabloids were circulating photographs and videos narrating the allegations that Depp repeatedly denied. When Depp’s lawyer appealed that op-ed Amber’s allegation was false, she detailed a ton of other charges and recalled fearing her life.
What About Pirates of Caribbean Role?
It seems the loss of the role won’t cause money troubles to Depp. However, fans are still making a solid effort to get the actor back into another successful franchise. A petition with nearly 300,000 signatures has been circulating. It urges the Walt Disney Company to bring back Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie.