Johnny Depp Joins the Wizarding World in Fantastic Beasts 2

The latest news from the Harry Potter world is the casting of Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. Depp’s character is a dark wizard, and former friend of Albus Dumbledore, who is considered the most dangerous wizard of all time.


“Grindelwald is an iconic character, so it was important to have someone who had that weight,” producer David Heyman told The Leaky Cauldron. “There’s a reason why [Depp] has that weight. It’s because, you know, he’s a fine actor who makes unexpected choices.”

The second Fantastic Beasts Movie is scheduled for release one year (minus two days) after the first.