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the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 06, 2020 02:57PM
....after loosing the libel court battle in UK and now labeled as 'wife beater' Warner Bros. asked him to resign.....they will recast....



Depp dropped from 'Fantastic Beasts' after losing 'wife beater' case

....Johnny Depp on Friday was forced out of the “Fantastic Beasts” movie franchise days after losing a libel case in Britain against a tabloid that branded him a “wife beater.”

The A-list actor, writing on Instagram, said that AT&T Inc's T.N Warner Bros movie studio had asked him to leave his role as villain Gellert Grindelwald. "I have respected and agreed to that request," he said.

Warner Bros said in a statement that Depp “will depart the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise,” and that his role would be recast.

Depp recently resumed production on the third film in the spinoff from “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling. Warner Bros said on Friday its release date had been pushed back to summer 2022 from November 2021.

Rowling - herself a survivor of domestic abuse - declined to comment on Depp’s departure.

His exit marked a relatively rare move by Hollywood to recast an actor on ethical grounds.

Kevin Spacey’s role in “All the Money in the World” was reshot with Christopher Plummer in 2017 after Spacey was accused by more than 20 men of sexual misconduct. Spacey has not commented since making an apology to his first accuser.

Charlie Sheen was fired in 2011 from television’s top-rated “Two and a Half Men” after months of drink and drug-fueled partying. He was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.

Depp, 57, who plans to appeal the London libel judgment, wrote that his “life and career will not be defined by this moment.”

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star had sued the publishers of the Sun newspaper after it said he had been violent toward former wife Amber Heard, 34. The newspaper also questioned his casting in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.

The three-week libel trial in July heard evidence from both Depp and Heard about a tempestuous marriage marked by violence on both sides and of heavy drinking by Depp. The judge on Monday ruled against Depp.

Rowling had come under fire in 2017 for casting Depp in the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie after initial details of his 2016 divorce from Heard were made public.

Rowling said at the time that the circumstances of the divorce were a private matter. Warner Bros. also said in 2017 that it supported to decision to keep Depp.



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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: jonny
Date: November 06, 2020 03:05PM
So... when they gonna force out Rowling?
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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 06, 2020 03:38PM
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So... when they gonna force out Rowling?

Because she's been credibly accused of physically assaulting her domestic partner?

Or are you just trying to move the conversation away from the fact that Johnny Depp has credibly been accused of physically assaulting his domestic partner?

[Note: I'm aware of the controversial things JKR has said, but that isn't what this is about.]



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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: jonny
Date: November 06, 2020 03:48PM
Entertainment Weekly
"Arguably the most difficult issue is Rowling, who is creatively integral to the franchise and quite adamant in her views — the author doing a total about-face and apologizing seems unlikely (and for many, it won't matter at this point if she does). On the third film, she's joined by Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves, but there's no getting around the fact that she co-wrote the script and has outlined the remaining films. The Wizarding World belongs to Rowling just as much as Middle-earth belongs to J.R.R. Tolkien. To some extent, a certain degree of fandom uproar about major franchises seems increasingly inevitable (Marvel and Star Wars have had controversies, too, in recent years). Yet Beasts is now carrying a collective burden that no spell can easily vanish."
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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 06, 2020 03:57PM
Again, this thread is about Johnny Depp losing a role in a massive movie franchise because he has been credibly accused of assaulting his domestic partner, as adjudicated by a British court.

It's not about JK Rowling. We've had that conversation on the other side. You could post a new thread on the 'Friendly' side if you like.



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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 06, 2020 04:45PM
Marvel and Star Wars have had controversies, too, in recent years)


Not surprising, given so much of both franchises is schlock, with only the occasional bright spot.

Sorry, this thread is not about that, but they have both disappointed me repeatedly, that I couldn't very well help myself.






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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 06, 2020 04:50PM
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jonny
So... when they gonna force out Rowling?

Because she's been credibly accused of physically assaulting her domestic partner?

Or are you just trying to move the conversation away from the fact that Johnny Depp has credibly been accused of physically assaulting his domestic partner?

[Note: I'm aware of the controversial things JKR has said, but that isn't what this is about.]

Only Depp has produced FAR more in the way of physical evidence that SHE was the abuser...
And witnesses. And character witnesses AGAINST her. And for him.
And this suit he lost wasn't a criminal one, it was for defamation against the Sun newspaper.
Since when is failing to prove a case in civil court grounds for losing a job?



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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 06, 2020 06:38PM
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Charlie Sheen was fired in 2011 from television’s top-rated “Two and a Half Men” after months of drink and drug-fueled partying. He was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.

Hopefully, Depp's departure won't have the significant impact that Sheen's did. They should have just killed Two and a Half Men instead of what they did. They took a funny show and destroyed. Plus, they new the risk of casting Sheen. It's not like he was a choir boy before they started the show.
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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: jonny
Date: November 06, 2020 06:57PM
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rjmacs
Again, this thread is about Johnny Depp losing a role in a massive movie franchise because he has been credibly accused of assaulting his domestic partner, as adjudicated by a British court.

It's not about JK Rowling. We've had that conversation on the other side. You could post a new thread on the 'Friendly' side if you like.

My apologies if I broke any of Forum's logic laws.smiley-laughing001
I know people treat Harry Potter as a religion, but I didn't realize JK Rowling's bigotry was considered political!



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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: August West
Date: November 06, 2020 07:50PM
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rjmacs
Again, this thread is about Johnny Depp losing a role in a massive movie franchise because he has been credibly accused of assaulting his domestic partner, as adjudicated by a British court.

It's not about JK Rowling. We've had that conversation on the other side. You could post a new thread on the 'Friendly' side if you like.

From what I see, this thread consists of many individuals' contributions, rather than the dictates of a self-appointed thread nanny. I apologize if you are offended, but this sort of behavior can't go unmentioned.



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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 07, 2020 12:01PM
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rjmacs
Or are you just trying to move the conversation away from the fact that Johnny Depp has credibly been found been accused of physically assaulting his domestic partner #guiltyuntilproveninnocent ?
Fixed it for ya!

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Only Depp has produced FAR more in the way of physical evidence that SHE was the abuser...
And witnesses. And character witnesses AGAINST her. And for him.

And this suit he lost wasn't a criminal one, it was for defamation against the Sun newspaper.
Since when is failing to prove a case in civil court grounds for losing a job?

THIS!!!. Zero evidence. Zero credibility.
#cancelamberheard
#cancelfalseaccusers

Depp should add loss of income to the damages and continue the suit! False accusations do so much damage to true victims and survivors of domestic abuse!



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Re: the Deppths of despair?!.....Johnny Depp forced out of 'Fantastic Beasts' #3.....
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 07, 2020 01:34PM
These cases really rile up the defenders.



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