Warner Bros. is currently preparing for Fantastic Beasts 3, the third of five films planned in Harry Potter author J.K. The Rowling series. Johnny Depp has a leading role as black wizard Gellert Grindelwald. But now, leaders would worry about negative reactions as the legal battle between Depp and his wife Amber Heard rages on.
You may remember Johnny Depp's $ 50 million defamation suit against Amber Heard, alleging that his allegations of abuse were part of a hoax designed to advance his career; he also claimed that his op-ed had cost him his job with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Amber Heard has just responded to Johnny Depp's complaint by detailing some graphic allegations made against him, via The Post, claiming that he had become "the monster" when he was drunk or had been healed, and had kicked her and choked her, without often remembering her violent behavior. She shared text messages purporting to come from him and his assistant, recognizing and apologizing for the alleged behavior of Depp.
Johnny Depp's lawyer, Adam Waldman, again claimed that Amber Heard's allegations were a hoax and said that they were interviewing other women who had appeared, claiming to have have been victims of violence and other ill-treatment of Heard.
But the ongoing play of allegations of abuse in the headlines would have concerned some Warner Bros. executives, at least according to sources who spoke to The Post.
CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently left Warner Bros. after a scandal of sexual misconduct.
J.K. Rowling supported Johnny Depp when concerns were expressed about his inclusion in the Fantastic beasts franchise. She wrote on her website in December 2017 that Harry Potter the fans had "legitimate concerns" but "[b]Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable keeping to our original cast, but also really happy that Johnny plays a major character in the movies . "
Now, this source claims that not everyone is happy that J.K. Rowling made such a public statement:
Representatives of Warner Bros. have not responded to requests for comment from The Post. So we can only go to the word of these anonymous sources – who seem to be in the corner of Amber Heard – plus Johnny Depp's lawyer – who clearly in the corner of Depp.
Whatever the truth of this ephemeral but seemingly endless marriage, it is still not finished. Johnny Depp 's attorney gave subpoenas to Amber Heard, "his hoax helping his friends, Elon Musk and other witnesses," to explain the evidence they' ve heard from him. intention to show on their side.
Fantastic Beasts 3 was supposed to start shooting this summer, but production was delayed in the fall of 2019 to give the film more preparation time. According to Dan Fogler (Jacob), the third film will be "gigantic" and "larger than the first two combined", including a trip to Brazil.
The last we heard about Fantastic Beasts 3 was last month Kevin Tsujihara, now ousted, who acknowledged that the second movie – Fantastic Beasts: The Grindelwald Crimes – did not play as well as fantastic beasts and where to find them"But I think we know what we need to do to make the third film hopefully even better than the first, and J.K. Rowling is really working hard on this third scenario, and we're going to succeed."
Here is everything we know about Fantastic Beasts 3 until this point. J.K. Rowling is the scriptwriter of the series as a whole. She announced that she had a plan for five films before the big duel Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).