Johnny Depp Exits “Fantastic Beasts” Franchise, Studio Plans to Recast

Warner Bros. has given Johnny Depp no choice but to step down from his role as the dark wizard Grindelwald in the “Fantastic Beats” film franchise. The news comes after Depp lost his libel case against British tabloid newspaper, The Sun, when they wrote an article in 2018 labeling him as a “wife beater.”