Johnny Depp defends JK Rowling's casting of him in Fantastic Beasts sequel

Newt and his older brother Theseus draw wands at Pere Lachaise Cemetery

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne).

But the movie has not been without controversy, as many people criticized the inclusion of Johnny Depp after abuse allegations of his ex-wife Amber Heard came to light, as well as photos documenting her injuries and police reports detailing the fights.

Johnny Depp has broken his silence on controversy surrounding his casting in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and its upcoming sequel, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". "I felt bad that she had to take that", Depp told EW in an interview published on Thursday.

'The fact remains I was falsely accused, which is why I'm suing the The Sun newspaper for defamation for repeating false accusations.

Talking about how Depp came to bag the role, he said "it came out of nowhere". J.K. has seen the evidence and therefore knows I was falsely accused, and that's why she has publicly supported me.

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He continued: "She would not stand up if she didn't know the truth". I spoke to a few producers and the director and to J.K. and had long conversations basically about the Grindelwald character.

According to the lore of Harry Potter, the character of Grindelwald is eventually beaten by a young Albus Dumbledore during the heyday of World War II. His intentions in his mind are for the greater good, but there have been other people in world politics and such who felt the same way. The possibilities in that world are wide open, so you can really try anything.

"Speaking with Collider, Depp said: "[Fantastic Beasts 2] was a gas and I look forward to the next instalment, which I think we start the middle of next year". "He's not a fun character; he's not amusing".

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018. Now, with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald picking up a few months after the events in NY, we are not only getting introduced to a younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) but also getting closer to more links to the Harry Potter series. It stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne and Callum Turner.

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