Johnny Depp will still get his full salary for Fantastic Beasts 3

Johnny Depp

In a statement on Instagram, the actor revealed that the light of current events, Warner Bros asked him to resign and that he will no longer be part of the franchise. With Depp's departure, the role of Grindelwald will likely be recast by the studio.

The movie was unset after Johnny Depp confirmed that Warner Bros. had asked him to step down from the role of Gellert Grindelwald.

Depp had a special provision in his contract called pay-to-play, meaning that he would get his full salary no better what happened to the movie, regardless of if it was scratched, or if his role went to another actor.

ScreenRant further investigated and found out that the actor will be getting $10 million paid.

Last week, he said, "In light of recent events, I would like to make the following short statement".

The report claimed that Warner Bros. will give the actor his entire salary regardless of the amount of contribution he made, owing to a pay-or-play contract which he made with the firm.

"I'd like to thank everybody who has gifted me with their support and loyalty". Finally, I wish to say this.

He faced off in the courtroom with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, in a case that detailed allegations of domestic violence, excessive drinking and drugs. The surreal judgement of the court in the United Kingdom will not change my fight to tell the truth, and I confirm that I plan to appeal.

He that his "life and career will not be defined by this moment in time" and that he was gracious to have a large fan base of supporters.

Depp's resignation from the film came after he lost a high-profile court case in the United Kingdom, after he sued the British newspaper The Sun for libel.

Fantastic Beasts 3 had already been on hold due to the COVID pandemic when a United Kingdom judge dismissed Depp's defamation claims against The Sun-which had referred to the actor as a "wife-beater" in print-opening up the door for an even more substantial PR nightmare for the studio.

After previously being dated for November 12th, 2021, the untitled Fantastic Beasts threequel is now scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 15th, 2022.



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