‘Fantastic Beasts’: The Johnny Depp casting controversy is about protecting the fandom

It is our choices that show what we truly are.

3:00 pm EST, December 9, 2017

Why are fans angry at the fact that Johnny Depp is in Fantastic Beasts? It’s less about him, and more about what the choice to keep him means.

Fantastic Beasts has found itself wrapped up in controversy. After allegations that Depp verbally and physically abused his ex-wife Amber Heard came to light, inconveniently close to the announcement of his new role as Grindelwald in the franchise, Warner Brothers has been dealing with fans’ protest of Depp’s employment. With The Crimes of Grindelwald clearly centering around Depp’s character, the controversy has become difficult to ignore.

Introducing the Hypable app

Free for iOS and Android