AceShowbiz - Johnny Depp has joined the wizarding world. Deadline brings the words that the Jack Sparrow of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie series has been added to the cast of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2". Details about the role of the 53-year-old Oscar nominee are still kept under tight wraps, but he is said to make a brief appearance in the first movie.
In other news, Ezra Miller has shared a new detail about how "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" could connect to the "Harry Potter" saga. As previously reported, Colin Farrell's Percival Graves might have ties with the notorious dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the movie as it teased in one of the recently-released character posters featuring a Deadly Hallows necklace.
During Entertainment Weekly's PopFest over the weekend, Miller, who portrays Credence Barebone in the David Yates-directed movie, gave "a Harry Potter history lesson." It included when Hogwart's headmaster Albus Dumbledore won a duel with "the dark and powerful wizard" Grindelwald and obtained the Elder Wand.
" 'Fantastic Beasts' takes place in 1926, which is around when Grindelwald was beginning his attacks across Europe," the self-described Potter nerd said. "Which might be connected, might not be connected, but might be connected to Grindelwald's rise to power. If you're freaking out as hard as I am right now, thank you, because it's good to not be alone."
Directed by Yates from a screenplay written by the "Harry Potter" book series author J.K. Rowling, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is coming to U.S. theaters on November 18. It also stars Eddie Redmayne as the lead character and is supported by Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler.