Harry Potter Fans unhappy over Johnny Depp casting

The first in Harry Potter‘s new spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts is so close we can almost taste it!


It hasn’t even been released yet but they’ve already gone ahead and announced the newest actor for the franchise. Yep, Johnny Depp will officially play Grindelwald, the enemy/lover of Dumbledore and the second-most evil wizard behind Voldemort.

There have been mixed thoughts on the casting, some people think he’s perfect for any role as he’s played other whimsical characters such as The Mad Hatter and Edward Scissorhands. While other people think the decision process should have been postponed until after it was ascertained if he abused his ex-partner, Amber Heard. In fact, the fan response has been almost overwhelmingly negative on social media, to the extent that some fans are threatening to boycott the film.

We wonder if all the backlash will lead to a re-think of their casting decision…

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is due to be released on the 17th of November 2016 and is among one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. We CANNOT wait!

Stay tuned for our full review of the film on Media Hype 101.