The film, a spin-off “Harry Potter” currently in production in the UK, is directed by David Yates and is scheduled to be released on July 15, 2022.
Late last week it was revealed that Warner Bros. asked the actor to leave the franchise after losing The Sun’s defamation suit. Depp announced on November 6 that he had agreed to the request and would appeal the London court’s decision, according to news.ro.
He played the role of the wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the franchise. Depp filmed a single scene for the third film, but will receive the full fee.
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Grindelwald is a dangerous wizard who has a romantic relationship with Dumbledore. The role was also played by Colin Farrell in “Fantastic Beasts” from 2016, when the wizard appeared under a different identity. It was later revealed to be Grindelwald, and Depp took over the role at the end of the first film in the series and starred in the second, released in 2018.
The cast of “Fantastic Beasts 3” includes Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler and Jessica Williams.
Writer JK Rowling, who published “Fantastic Beasts” in 2016 and the sequel to “The Crimes of Grindelwald” in 2018, is a co-writer, as is Steve Kloves.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has grossed $ 800 million worldwide. Tickets for the second film in the series were sold, globally, worth $ 654 million.