Johnny Depp Confirms his Return as Grindelwald in “Fantastic Beasts 3”

The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts film series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will see Johnny Depp returning as Gellert Grindelwald, one of the most powerful and dangerous Dark Wizards of all time in the Harry Potter Universe. Now, the 55-year-old actor revealed that he would be back in the third movie as well.

In a recent interview with Collider, Deep talked about filming The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is scheduled for release on November 1st, telling the magazine that he enjoyed the experience.

“I loved it yeah,” said Deep. “I loved it because that’s really an arena where you can fly around and try different things and approach a character with a lot more…um…to take someone who is teetering on being a fascist, yeah he’s a fascist, he’s one of those, but to play him as a sensitive, concerned yet manipulative and powerful wizard. The possibilities in that world are wide open, so you can really try anything. “

Then he confirmed that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald won’t be the last time we see him as part of this Harry Potter spinoff film series.

“So it was a gas and I look forward to the next installment, which I think we start the middle of next year,” the actor added.

Johnny Depp had his first appearance as Gellert Grindelwald in 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, making a cameo towards the end of the movie. Grindelwald will have a prominent role in the upcoming sequel and is expected to be a significant presence in the rest installments as well.

Other upcoming projects by Johnny Depp include King of the Jungle, movie based on the life of antivirus software developer John McAfee, and untitled Invisible Man reboot, where he will play the titular role.