Johnny Depp will Depart the’Fantastic Beasts’ franchise

NEW YORK — Johnny Depp has the”Fantastic Beasts” franchise after his unsuccessful libel case against The Sun tabloid paper to get a 2018 post that branded him a”wife-beater.”

Depp said Friday in a letter published on Instagram which he’d leave the function of the dark magician Gellert Grindelwald following the studio asked his resignation. Depp said his statement came”in light of recent events”

“I want to allow you to know I have been requested to step by Warner Bros. in my function as Grindelwald fantastic Beasts’ and now I’ve admired and agreed to this petition,” said Depp.

Warner Bros. confirmed Depp’s death and stated the role will be recast. The next”Fantastic Beasts” movie is now in production.

Depp also said he’d appeal the decision earlier this week by a British judge. After hearing testimony from Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard from the high-profile scenario, Justice Andrew Nicol explained that the allegations from Depp were”substantially correct.”

“The surreal conclusion of this court at the U.K. won’t change my struggle to tell the facts and that I affirm that I intend to appeal,” Depp said Friday. “My resolve remains strong and that I mean to demonstrate that the allegations against me are false. My entire life and livelihood won’t be defined via this moment in time.”

“Fantastic Beasts,” a prequel franchise awakened by the”Harry Potter” movies, has totaled almost $1.5 billion involving 2016’s”Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and 2018’s”Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”