Warner Bros is a sucker for JK Rowling and her Potterverse series. The highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is coming to theaters on November 18th and those of us Muggles could not be more excited! As if Warner Bros didn’t already have our attention, they recently announced that we won’t get just one, but FIVE Fantastic Beasts films! They’re adding a whole new Depp-th to the film subsequently following Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. See what I did there? Depp-th. As in Johnny Depp!!
Yes, you read that correctly! Johnny Depp. Captain Jack Sparrow. Edward Scissorhands. The Mad Hatter. Sweeney Todd. I could go on and on, but the important part: Warner Bros announced that the amazing and dare I say, magical, Johnny Depp will be joining the wizarding world in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Director David Yates will begin directing the sequel early next year. Unfortunately, there is no word on exactly what role Depp will be portraying, but let’s face it; Johnny Depp is a chameleon and an amazing addition to any cast for any film. Hopefully, it’ll be a significant role along side Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. Deadline reports that there may even be a slight glimmer of Depp in the first feature film if you squint hard enough. Keep your eyes peeled, geeks!
I’m not going to lie, my hype for this is through the roof! I am a HUGE Depp fan and love the ‘Potterverse!’ My only wish is that it’s at least significant and is reoccurring in the rest of the films! Are you just as excited? Do you think this is a good or bad choice on Warner Bros part? Let us know! Either way, here’s the trailer one more time to hold you over!