Johnny Depp has been given a role in the new Harry Potter prequel films. The first one, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, is coming out later this month.
There have been many rumors going around as to what part he will actually play. Fortunately, it’s looking more and more as though he will likely be taking on the role of Gellert Grindelwald. J.K. Rowling has already revealed that Grindelwald and Dumbledore were once best friends, and in fact, Dumbledore was in love with Grindelwald before a terrible series of events took place that pitted the two against one another.
When Rowling announced that Grindelwald will play a role in these 5 prequel films, she did not divulge who would play the part. However, fans are putting a recent picture of Depp beside an image from the movie trailer and coming to their own conclusions.
Openly gay actor Ezra Miller, another actor in the film, says: “Fantastic Beasts takes place in 1926, which is around when Grindelwald was beginning his attacks across Europe, which might be connected – might not be connected, but might be connected to Grindelwald’s rise to power.”
Miller adds: “If you are freaking out as hard as I am right now, thank you, because it’s good to not be alone.”
Depp is apparently only making a cameo appearance in the first film but will have a much larger role in the subsequent movies.