One of the most controversial stories of 2017 has been Johnny Deep, the domestic asauly allegations against him, and the choice to keep him on as the titular role in the upcoming film set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelwald.

There has been an outcry from fans all over the world regarding his involvement and many have taken to various forms of social media to urge J.K. Rowling and company to sever times with Depp and bring back Colin Ferrell in the role.

J.K. Rowling has posted an official response to the backlash from the legions of fans that reveled she and longtime Harry Potter director David Yates actually considered recasting the role due to the response from the fans.

You can read the statement below:

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Rowling is taking the road less traveled amidst this recent flurry of allegations and Hollywood accordingly by not taking sides and stick with Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in for the foreseeable future.

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Whether you agree with the decision to keep Depp in the fold or not, he will be playing  a huge role in next year’s installment to the 5-film Fantastic Beasts franchise.

What do you think? Be sure to let us know at @Superbromovies and stay tuned to more information regarding the any and all things Potterverse.

Source: J.K. Rowling.com

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will expecto patronum into theaters November 16, 2018. 

Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape from MACUSA custody. The villainous Grindelwald has been busy gathering more followers to his cause – elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. Newt will again be joined by Queenie and Tina Goldstein in the next film, as well as his No-Maj friend. However, the mission against Grindelwald will ‘test their loyalties’ as the wizarding world becomes more divided and dangerous.

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