The author has spoken.
“Harry Potter” author, J.K. Rowling, has finally broken her overpower about the controversial casting of Johnny Depp in the “Fantastic Beasts” film franchise, which is set to continue next Nov with “Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald.”
Rowling upheld Depp’s casting in a matter on her website.
“When Johnny Depp was expel as Grindelwald, we suspicion he’d be smashing in the role. However, around the time of filming his cameo in the first movie, stories had seemed in the press that deeply endangered me and everybody many closely concerned in the franchise.”
The concerns surrounded allegations that Depp had abused his then-wife Amber Heard during their one-year matrimony in 2015. After a confining sequence due to Heard’s claims of romantic and earthy abuse — to which she supposing detailed and video explanation — Heard and Depp reached a $7 million settlement. Many fans saw the decision to keep Depp as antithetical to the thesis of the series, using sorcery and loyalty to opposite abuse of power.
“Harry Potter fans had legitimate questions and concerns about the choice to continue with Johnny Depp in the role. As David Yates, long-time Potter director, has already said, we naturally deliberate the probability of recasting,” Rowling said, referring to Yates’ comments fortifying Depp’s casting in an talk with Screenrant in November.
However, Rowling not only stuck to the decision to expel Depp, she pronounced she and the producers were “happy” to have Depp in the role and called it “the right thing.”
“Based on the bargain of the circumstances, the filmmakers and we are not only gentle adhering with the strange casting, but honestly happy to have Johnny personification a major impression in the movies,” Rowling said.
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“I accept that there will be those who are not confident with the choice of actor in the pretension role. However, demur isn’t governable by committee. Within the illusory universe and outward it, we all have to do what we trust to be the right thing,” she concluded.
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