Johnny Depp Confirmed as Grindewald in Fantastic Beasts

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Over the last week it was confirmed Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp would be starring in the sequel to this years Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Alot of speculation was surrounding the casting as to who Depp would play, but now it seems Director David Yates himself has revealed the answer, in an interview with The Leaky Cauldron

“…as we approached Grindewald we though, ‘Who’s going to take this in an interesting direction? In this business, it’s a weird old business. You’re brilliant one week, people are saying odd things next, you go up and down. But no one takes away your pure talent. Johnny Depp is a real artist… He’s fearless; he’s imaginative; he’s ambitious. We thought he would do something fun and special. So we went for him, purely on that selfish basis. We don’t care if he’s famous or not famous. We just know he’s interesting.”

How do you feel about this casting? Is Depp the right choice for joining the magical wizarding world, and do you buy Yates’ reasons for his casting? Let us know!

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