Johnny Depp Is Joining the Harry Potter Universe With a Role in Fantastic Beasts and Folks Are NOT Happy
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Johnny Depp Is Joining the Harry Potter Universe With a Role in Fantastic Beasts and Folks Are NOT Happy

Johnny Depp has played some of Hollywood’s most iconic roles over the years, but during his divorce from Amber Heard (who donated her entire $7 million settlement to charity), some pretty awful accusations of domestic abuse came out. Fans were more than a little disappointed — in fact, they were downright done with the dude. Now, it’s been announced that Depp will be joining the beloved Harry Potter universe with a role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and, honestly, fans are NOT happy about it.

Depp’s role in the movies is being tightly guarded (though rumors are saying he’ll play Grindewald), but we do know that he’ll make a cameo in the first film. Since that one hits theaters on November 18, we won’t have to wait long for the big reveal.

With his casting coming along with the confirmation that Johnny will also be appearing in the sequel, this appears to be his attempt to get back on the good side of the public, with a hope they’ll forget the abuse charges while being charmed by the magic of the wizarding world.

It also means that fans who aren’t pleased by this hiring will have to put up with more Depp than they want.

While some totally ignore Depp these days…

Others will now be ignoring the movie because of his presence…

There are those that are completely torn…

And those who want to take action…

Or want JK Rowling to step up…

Basically, the overall feeling is just no…

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(h/t Nylon; photos via Frederick M. Brown/Getty, Warner Bros. Pictures)