Warner Bros. requested that Johnny Depp leave his role as the villain Gellert Grindelwald. This was due to his continuing spat with Amber Heard, his ex-wife. It is just 1 of several productions he was unable to complete due to his legal fights with Amber Heard. This saddened his followers, who decided to start various petitions demanding that Warner Bros. replace Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald if sufficient signatures are collected. The petition may be seen here. “Warner Bros., Bring Johnny Depp back as Gellert Grindelwald!!!” reads the petition.
The petition has gone viral, with fans spreading it and urging others to sign it so that it will soon reach Warner Bros. if they choose to recast Gellert Grindelwald. Although his admirers are circulating the message that he is innocent and that it is unjust that an individual’s private troubles be taken into account, he has not yet been found guilty the truth will finally come out.
Some enthusiasts even claimed that the primary explanation Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald was a success was because of Johnny Depp’s presence, which Warner Bros. should remember. Many fans have threatened to boycott the third installment if it is released, stating that they will not go see it in theaters or anywhere else.
“In light of recent events, I would like to make the following short statement. Firstly I’d like to thank everybody who has gifted me with their support and loyalty. I have been humbled and moved by your many messages of love and concern, particularly over the last few days. Secondly, I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected that and agreed to that request,” responded Johnny Depp.