‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Pushed Back After Johnny Depp Being FIRED!
Read on for more details on Johnny Depp being fired from Fantastic Beasts 3…
CelebnMovies247.com can report that Warner Bros is releasing Fantastic Beasts 3 on July 15, 2022.
Warner Bros indicated following Johnny Depp’s dismissal from the project on Friday that the film was headed for a summer 2022 release. This is a change-up after it was confirmed he was returning.
Originally, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ was set for a November 12, 2021 release date.
Now the threequel occupies a mid-July spot where a few Harry Potter movies have launched, i.e., Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows Part 2.
It will mark the first time that spinoff Fantastic Beasts has played the summer frame.
Right now, Fantastic Beasts 3 is the only movie scheduled to launch on its new date, Warners having had it reserved for an untitled event movie.
Warner Bros let Depp go from FB3 following a stinging loss on the actor’s behalf in the UK courts over allegations of him being a “wife-beater” in his relationship with his former wife and Aquaman actress Amber Heard.
Depps’ character Grindelwald will be recast. I hear that it’s unlikely to be the previous actor who played him in part 1 of FB, Colin Farrell, as he is busy playing The Penguin in Warner Bros’ The Batman which is currently shooting, according to Deadline.
Johnny Depp will Get Paid in Full:
Here is what The Hollywood Reporter is saying:
The 57-year-old actor will be compensated his full eight-figure salary for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 following his recent exit from the franchise days after losing his libel case in the U.K.
Depp had only shot one scene since the start of production in London on Sept. 20, but due to his “pay-or-play contract” with no “morality clause,” he was able to receive his full salary regardless of whether the film was made or recast.