Potterheads are not happy with J.K. Rowling’s support in casting Johnny Depp for Fantastic Beasts 2

When news broke about the sequel of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series, it received mixed responses from fans. Some were thrilled, while others were unhappy. This was because of the casting of Johnny Depp as the film’s main character (Grindelwald) despite being accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

Her fans couldn’t quite comprehend how an outspoken activist like Rowling would approve of Depp’s casting for the film that they asked the author for an explanation.

Rowling recently broke her silence and tweeted her two-cents about the casting issue:

But upon releasing her statement, her fans are outraged by what she wrote. In her lengthy explanation posted via her official website, Rowling expressed her apparent support to the casting of Depp as Grindelwald:

Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.

As a result, her fans also expressed their extreme displeasure and disappointment with the author. Some of them even said that they would no longer watch the film.

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Others took the time to also explain why they do not want Depp in the film:

But despite the scrutiny and criticism, some of her fans showed their undying support for her:

Rowling is aware that her choice may not be favorable for all of her fans that she concluded her statement with this:

I’ve loved writing the first two screenplays and I can’t wait for fans to see ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’. I accept that there will be those who are not satisfied with our choice of actor in the title role. However, conscience isn’t governable by committee. Within the fictional world and outside it, we all have to do what we believe to be the right thing.

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