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Johnny Depp To Get 8 Figure Salary For Fantastic Beasts 3

Source: Critical Hit

Johnny Depp To Be Paid Salary Of 8 Figure!

After he lost the ‘wife beater’ case, Johnny Depp recently quit the Fantastic Beasts movie franchise.

After Warner Bros. (WB) demanded his resignation, the actor took to social media to announce that he was leaving the franchise. However, Depp will be compensated in full by Warner Brothers. Despite not being part of the third instalment of Fantastic Beasts, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) said. A whopping eight-figure sum is claimed to be Depp’s salary.

THR notes that Depp had a “pay-or-play deal” with the studio specifying that if a film is recast, or even shelved, the actor is paid in full. Since the production started on September 20, Depp had only shot one Fantastic Beasts 3 scene.

Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law and Johnny Depp are three great stars in the lead roles in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. It was announced that the storyline of Dumbledore and Grindelwald was going to be the main plot of the third film. The role of Grindelwald will likely be recast by the studio with Depp ‘s departure.

The franchise has since raised over $1.4 billion worldwide, with two films. However, the second movie earned just $654 million.

In the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Johnny Depp had a long-run as Captain Jack Sparrow. But when the talk of rebooting the franchise began at Disney, the studio decided to reshape the role.

Johnny Depp Dropped Out Of Fantastic Beasts 3

Days after losing a libel case in the UK against a tabloid calling him as “Mrs Thug.”

Johnny Depp quit the Fantastic Beasts Film franchise on Friday.

Source: CriticalHit

The A-list star, who wrote on Instagram, said he was asked to give up his role as villain Gellert Grindelwald by AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros film studio. “I have appreciated and agreed to this appeal,” he said.

Following ongoing abuse allegations between him and actress Amber Heard and a recent libel case against The Sun newspaper, Johnny Depp, who played Grindelwald in the first two Fantastic Beasts films, has officially resigned from his role for any future instalments. Warner Bros. has announced that it will be recasting the role of Grindelwald.

“I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected and agreed to that request.”

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