FanFest

A truly fun experience!

Petition to Bring Back Johnny Depp to Fantastic Beasts Moves Surpasses 150k, as Fans Still Want Amber Heard Fired

Published on November 16th, 2020 | Updated on November 16th, 2020 | By FanFest

Fantastic Beasts 3 saw the departure of Johnny Depp, as Grindelwald, as a result of Warner Bros asking the star to retire himself from the role. Amid these controversial developments, some are reporting that Warner Bros may also reduce Amber Heard’s role in Aquaman 2 as well. However, fans are still petitioning for Depp to return to the film and fans are also demanding Heard be fired from Aquaman 2.

Despite all of the evidence against Heard, the UK court ruled in her favor. This was a terrible look for Depp, which puts a label on him as an allegedly abusive spouse (again, despite most of the evidence). Depp will likely now encounter more problems finding work. Fans believe that Heard should encounter the same.

via Johnny Depp

The petition, which was seeking 150,000 signatures, surpassed that amount. Here’s what the person who created the petition said:

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!!!

These types of petitions rarely work and it typically takes something much greater to get a studio to change their mind, such as James Gunn’s rehiring for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 or getting Warner Bros to release the Snyder Cut of Justice League.

Heard issued a statement, saying to EW:

“I’m super excited about the amount of fan love and the amount of fan appreciation that Aquaman has acquired and that it has garnered so much excitement for Aquaman and Mera that it means we’ll be coming back. I’m so excited to film that.”

She continued, “Paid rumors and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality. Only the fans actually made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 happen. I’m excited to get started next year.”

Warner Bros announced that they will be recasting Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts film series without any announcement about Heard’s participation in Aquaman 2. At the moment, Heard will reprise her part as Mera in Aquaman 2, but according to insider Grace Randolph, the creator of the Beyond The Trailer channel on YouTube, Warner Bros is exploring ways that they can reduce her role.

Warner Bros released a statement, saying:

“Johnny Depp will depart the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise. We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date. ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ is currently in production, and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be recast. The film will debut in theaters worldwide in the summer of 2022.”

J.K. Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, released her own public statement that said:

“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.”

The Wizarding World has been under a lot of fire the past year or so, with Rowling under fire due to a series of transphobic comments that have turned fans against her. As well, Fantastic Beasts 3 has been severely delayed by COVID-19, star Ezra Miller was caught on camera choking a fan, and now Depp has had to step down.

However, fans have taken Depp’s side after also being dumped from Pirates of the Caribbean and now departing Fantastic Beasts. Both Depp and Heard have been simultaneously viewed as abusers and victims, depending on which actor fans have been rooting for.

Amber Heard is still involved in Aquaman 2, which has equally angered a lot of fans, as they believe Warner Bros isn’t equally handing out punishment. The internet is demanding that she also resign.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

15 thoughts on “Petition to Bring Back Johnny Depp to Fantastic Beasts Moves Surpasses 150k, as Fans Still Want Amber Heard Fired

  1. Its complete bullshit that you’d fire a man from his job when facts and evidence very clearly point out that he was that abuser but that it was the other way around and he was getting abused.

  2. It is unfortunate that others have believed such heinous accusations from Amber, especially since there have been witnesses to her abuse by those that have done Johnny’s’ make up while on the set of various movies.

  3. I refuse to watch anything that female is cast in. I also will be buying every single movie Johnny has ever been in and will be in!
    #JusticeForJohnny

  4. As a survivor of domestic violence, who wasn’t believed until I played the taped evidence for the courts, I would like to acknowledge how more of my survivor’s soul got killed off the day I saw that Johnny Depp (another survivor) was fired/punished for fighting evil with truth. When the survivors are punished it kills each of us off bit by bit. #JusticeforJohnny

  5. I support Johnny Depp 100% and will watch any movie he is involved in. I boycott any movie that has anything to do with Amber Heard. Johnny is one of the best actors out there.

  6. Will not be watching anything starring amber ‘turd’ /heard lol in the future #justiceforjohnny

  7. THIS IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT AMBER ABUSED JOHNNY DEPP BUT YET YOU FIRED JOHNNY! I WILL BE BOYCOTTING ALL DC MOVIES TIL AMBER HEARD HAS BEEN FIRED! JOHNNY DEPP IS COMPLETELY AGAINST ABUSING WOMAN AND THIS BITCH JUST USED TO AND HAD A KID BY JOHNNY TO GET MORE MONEY PUT OF HIM! AMBER IS THE EVIL ONE NOT JOHNNY!

  8. Bitch needs to be fired and done for lying etc. There was evidence against her but clearly the corrupted judge favoured her. Pity.

  9. I’m not a big fan of either. But fair is fair u let him go and not her. One way of handling it fans don’t go on release date. Let Warner soak that up thier all about money. We can always see it later.

  10. Their personal lives have no impact on job performance, so let them both work. A person’s private life is just that, private and not up for public discussion.

SEEN ON

as seen on promo graphic

SEEN ON

as seen on promo graphic