In unexpected announcement, the Deadline Hollywood affirmed today that the actor Johnny Depp will be in the sequel for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, predicted to premier in November of 2018.

Without revealing which character, the website says he would be a co-star, meaning he plays an important part. The Deadline Hollywood says that, if you pay attention, you can spot the actor on the first film, which premiers on November 18th.

The next film’s shooting begins next year, and the actor will join the rest of the cast after finishing his work with “Murder on the Orient Express”, adaptation for Agatha Christie’s novel directed by Kenneth Branagh, also responsible for Marvel’s “Thor” and Disney’s “Cinderella” (known by Potterheads as Gilderoy Lockheart).

The news come after a complicated year for Johnny Depp and, although confirmed by reliable sources such as the Deadline Hollywood and Variety, no confirmation came from Warner Bros. or J.K. Rowling, so it must not be taken as real yet.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is J.K Rowling’s first script and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler. The first of a five film series, it premieres on November 18th in 3D and IMAX.

News translated by: Beatriz Souza