J.K. Rowling recently confirmed there will be a total of five Fantastic Beasts movies coming. Ahead of the November 18 release of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them comes word of a major addition to the franchise.
Deadline reports Johnny Depp is joining the Harry Potter universe. Although, he’ll make his official debut in the second installment, it is rumored the 53-year-old actor will make a quick appearance in the first film. No word on what character he’ll play, but knowing Depp, it’ll be a memorable and eccentric one.
The Fantastic Beasts films take place about 70 years before Harry Potter arrived at Hogwarts, as Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) travels to the United States for a conference and accidentally releases a whole whack of creatures into the unsuspecting world. J.K. Rowling who had no hand with the previous scripts, makes her screenwriting debut with this film.
Depp has a busy schedule on his hands. In addition to Fantastic Beasts, he’ll appear in the star-studded Murder On The Orient remake, Labyrinth about the murders of Tupack Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the monster film, The Invisible Man.
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