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

Published on November 10th, 2020 | Updated on November 10th, 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 now 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.

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The petition, which was created just 4 days ago, was seeking 150,000 signatures and is already nearing 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.

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.

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

  1. l think they should both get on with there lives, and jobs. and not be axed from there careas.

  2. Jonny Depp shouldn’t be made to resign from role, amber heard is a nasty peace of work , two wrongs dont make a right but you cant punish one and not the other jonny Depp is one of the best actors ,do t let her win

  3. As a victim of domestic abuse I find it offensive that Johnny Depp who is a victim is being punished for being a victim and his abuser is rewarded by keeping her job I will boycotting both movie as will other do to this

  4. Please don’t get ridcof johnny depp. He is a magnificent iron man .if you do then please remind amber from her position because in a court case like this there is always blame on both sides . I prefer to forgive all parties.

  5. at this point he should decline coming back and for with Warner’s brothers, a company that easily tossed him aside KNOWING they and yet kept his ABUSER. However, WARNERS BROTHERS needs to offer him is role back because he earned it and is an amazing actor. His abuser should be fired and the double standard is disgusting. Also due to this poor decision , I’m sure plenty of Johnny depp fans (and I mean PLENTY) will boycott FB3 and Aquaman 2. Which sadly is not fair to the other amazing people who’ve worked hard to make these films. I am a huge fan of HP and FB series but will no longer support if this is how you treat your employees. Also a huge Jason momoa fan and deeply saddened that due to amber I will no longer view the second film. Think about your poor choices and do the right thing.

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