If the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them isn’t already excellent, in an exclusive report from Deadline, Johnny Depp will be co-starring in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Fans still have weeks left until the first movie hits theaters, and now the hype for the sequel may even surpass the opening chapter of the new series.
So far, there is no official word on who Depp will be playing in the movie but it is rumored that he may be playing Gellert Grindelwald in a brief cameo in the upcoming film when it debuts November 18th. Johnny Depp will co-star in the sequel alongside Eddie Redmayne who is set to reprise his role as Newt Scamander. Depp’s previous work playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films and the Mad Hatter in Alice In Wonderland along with a slew of other famous roles has definitely made him an ideal actor to enter the wizarding world.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV’s Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for worldwide release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 18, 2016.