On an interview to Entertainment Weekly, [Daniel Radcliffe], who played [Harry Potter], gave his opinion about Johnny Depp being cast as Gerard Grindelwald on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
“I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that … I’m not saying anything that anybody hasn’t already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people’s behavior that goes way beyond that and it’s tolerated because they’re very famous players. I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original Potter] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that.”
Depp was accused by the actress Amber Heard, his former wife, of domestic violence. Both screenwriter [J. K. Rowling] and director [David Yates] reasoned that other companions of the actor have publicly defended him and declared the matter closed – read. Radcliffe, on the other hand, refers to the actor who played Vincent Crabbe, Jamie Waylett, fired from the production of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for being discovered with marijuana plantation and, later, arrested preparing a homemade bomb during riots in England in 2011.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits the movies on November 16, 2018. The sequel happens in New York, London and Paris and should have references to the Harry Potter series. A few months after being captured, Grindelwald makes a dramatic escape from MACUSA and begins to conquer followers to his witch supremacy cause. With the help of the magizoologist, Newt Scamander, the only one able to stop him is Albus Dumbledore, professor at Hogwarts. In an increasingly darker age of the Wizarding World, the characters will face dangers capable of testing their loyalties.