Fantastic Beasts fans divided over Johnny Depp casting

It has been reported that Johnny Depp has landed a role in the second ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ film, and it’s safe to say that not all fans are happy with the news.

It is not currently known which character Depp will be playing in the movie, which is due out in 2018, but it is thought that he will have a brief cameo in the first spin-off film from the Harry Potter franchise, which is due for release on the 18th of November.

Fans aren’t happy with Depp’s involvement in Fantastic Beasts. – Credit: Splash

Over the summer, Depp was embroiled in an incredibly high-profile divorce from his ex-wife, Amber Heard, with Heard alleging that Depp had physically abused her on multiple occasions.

The actor publicly denied all of the allegations made against him and his daughter, 17-year-old Lily-Rose, and ex-wife, Vanessa Paradis, both spoke out in his defence as Heard was granted a restraining order against Depp, who eventually agreed a divorce settlement with Heard outside of court.

Amber accused Depp of physically abusing her. – Credit: Rex

As a result, Harry Potter fans are divided over Depp’s upcoming role in the franchise, with some arguing that it is inappropriate for Depp to be involved in a family film:

However, others are excited to see what Depp will bring to the Harry Potter universe:

It has been widely speculated by fans and critics alike that Depp will be taking on the role of Gellert Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore’s nemesis from the 1940s, although it has not been confirmed by the studio.

Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander – Credit: Warner Bros.

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise will revolve around the fictional character of Newt Scamander from the Harry Potter stories, with Eddie Redmayne taking on the lead role of Newt.