Johnny Depp to co-star in Fantastic Beasts 2

Before the first movie in the newly extended universe of Harry Potter has hit our screens, it was announced that there are plans for a further 4 instalments in the franchise, giving us a total of 5 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies. In addition to this, Deadline has just reported that Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp is to co-star in the follow up due November 16 2018.

Whilst many suspect that Depp might be playing a much younger Albus Dumbledore, some have suggested that he may in fact be portraying the dark wizard Gellert Grindewald.

Considering Depp’s love of playing character driven roles that are… fairly ‘out there’ it would certainly make sense for Depp to play an important character in this universe.