Posted by Varia Fedko-Blake @varia
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Johnny Depp's casting in the #FantasticBeasts franchise sparked some mixed reactions late last week. And while many fans expressed their dissatisfaction with the decision, others raced to speculate who he would play, and most importantly, whether the actor would make an appearance in the first instalment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The big question people have been asking is whether #JohnnyDepp will physically appear in the form of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming November 18 blockbuster.

Did we really see the back of Grindelwald in the trailer
Did we really see the back of Grindelwald in the trailer

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In a recent interview with E! Online, #EddieRedmayne (who appears as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts) addressed these rumors, at first playing rather coy about Depp's casting. He initially joked:

"Wait, Johnny Depp is in this movie? We know nothing. We can reveal nothing. One of the wonderful things about making this film was the story that J.K. Rowling had written and the surprises and secrecy for it."

Then, he added:

"I know in the age of social media, it's impossible to keep those secrets but if there's any way we can keep some of them secret, it would be so lovely to do."

Alison Sudol, who stars as Queenie Goldstein, then piped in:

"We didn't have to keep it for that long because we only found out shortly before it was released publicly, luckily. And we've had to keep so many secrets at this point that we basically are used to having to be vaults."

Colin Farrell as Percival Graves | Warner Bros.
Colin Farrell as Percival Graves | Warner Bros.

#ColinFarrell also confessed, also basically confirming that yes, Depp indeed will make an appearance in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:

"I didn't know until very late so I didn't feel like I had to keep [it a secret]."

Exciting news, all in all!

However, with less than ten days to go before #JKRowling drops her next wizarding bombshell on the Muggle world, the cast are still unwilling to reveal further details on Johnny's exact role.

Do you think Johnny Depp will be playing Gellert Grindelwald?

(Source: E! Online)