Warner Bros. surprised us when they announced they have plans for five sequels to Fantastic Beasts, but now we can add Johnny Depp to the cast in an unknown role. Harry Potter director David Yates will be taking the reigns for the upcoming film as well as the sequel which will star Eddie Redmayne yet again as magizoologist Newt Scamander. With this news coming so close to the release of the first film of this newer Harry Potter it has us wondering if Depp will make a cameo as his unknown role.
Depp has a full plate usual with his films, Labyrinth which Depp plays the detective trying to solve Tupac and Biggie’s murders, Murder on the Orient Express directed by Kenneth Branaugh, and Universal’s The Invisible Man all on his schedule in the future.
Fans have speculated that Depp could be one of two very important characters within the Harry Potter mythology which are between two wizards; Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. These are fair speculations for a franchise that appears to want to focus on the iconic wizards who are so critical to the stories within the stories of the Harry Potter world.