Harry Potter fans are planning to boycott Fantastic Beasts after casting Johnny Depp in the sequel.
According to Deadline, Johnny Depp is joining the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, playing a lead role in the sequel which will start filming next year alongside Eddie Redmayne.
While the details surrounding Johnny Depp’s role in the movie have not been released, many fans were quick to turn to Twitter to voice their disappointment in the casting decision.
If true, we urge those responsible for the @FantasticBeasts Johnny Depp casting decision to hear & act on the concerns of fans & survivors.
The HPA (@TheHPAlliance) November 2, 2016
kelsey darragh (@kelseydarragh) November 2, 2016
Joining in on letting @jk_rowling know how disappointed I am that Johnny Depp will be appearing in the fantastic beasts series.
Sarah Snitch (@SarahSnitch) November 2, 2016
Lizbeth (@Lizzybethany) November 2, 2016
@jk_rowling is Johnny Depp joining Fantastic Beasts? Hope it’s not true. An abuser who beat his wife. Plenty of other actors. I’d boycott it
Il Lumaclub (@thelumaclub) November 2, 2016
Claire Boland (@ClaireLBoland) November 2, 2016