- Johnny Depp fans have come out in support of the star and begun a petition to get him reinstated to the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts 3
- Depp was sacked from the film franchise after a libel lawsuit involving his ex, Amber Heard, was dismissed by a British High Court
- The petition to have him recast was posted on Change.org and already amassed over 170,000 signatures at the time of publication
Johnny Depp's fans have rallied around him and started a petition to get him back into the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts movie franchise.
Depp announced earlier this month that he had been asked to resign from his role in the Harry Potter spin-off movies after a lawsuit he filed was dismissed by the British High Court. The case involved Depp's ex-wife, Amber Heard, and the UK publication The Daily Sun.
The actor's fans and supporters have taken to wielding their online power to get Depp back into the Fantastic Beasts film and started a petition on Change.org in an attempt to do so.
The petition itself is aptly titled, "Warner Bros, Bring Johnny Depp back as Gellert Grindelwald!!!'. Warner Brothers owns the studio with the rights to the Harry Potter film franchise and, by extension, the Fantastic Beasts movies.
'Gellert Grindelwald' is the character played by Depp in the first two instalments and the one from which he was asked to resign.
The petition's aims, as written by its administrator, include:
"Johnny Depp was asked by Warner Bros to resign and leave his role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts 3 movie. This happened because of the verdict of his case with 'The Sun' tabloid that was completely unfair. We want him back! Warner Bros should listen to the public or we will boycott the movie!!!"
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The verdict in the case comes as an added aspect to the drama surrounding exes Depp and Heard, who have been in litigation since 2017. As reported in the Daily Mail, the trials and accusations have been well-publicised.
Depp's fans have become increasingly outraged that Heard has not had the same repercussions to her career that Depp has had to endure.
In other news, Legit.ng reported that Johnny Depp hit one million followers on Instagram in less than 24 hours after joining the platform
The actor only made two posts before his Instagram account started buzzing.
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