Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts Firing Reportedly a 'Well-Orchestrated Plan' by Warner Bros.

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A lot of mystery still surrounds Johnny Depp's abrupt firing from the Fantastic Beasts franchise but one thing's for sure, Warner Bros., for some reason was obviously adamant about getting rid of him. A new report suggests that WB had planned his termination all along and the studio have long decided the fate of the Hollywood legend in the midst of his messy legal battle with former spouse Amber Heard.

According to pop culture insider Stacy Jones (via Insider), the plans of Warner Bros. Pictures' always called for Depp's termination from his Fantastic Beasts contract and the said 'plans' were already in place which depends on the outcome of his ongoing case with his ex-wife who surprisingly kept her Aquaman role despite the backlash. She said, "It was in fact a very well-orchestrated plan, built over time with the lead-in to the trial. The reality is Warner Bros. had no choice in the matter to bid farewell to Depp. Fantastic Beasts is a family film, and physical abuse alongside drug and alcohol abuse are nonstarters for consideration, even when the role being played is that of a bad guy."

She continued, "While the fact that he will still be making his eight-figure fee likely made the pill of being asked, or more so told, to step aside and resign an easier one to swallow, that still isn't easy on the ego or finances, especially with the knowledge that it may indeed be the last major deal for quite some time to come his way."

As unfortunate as things have turned out to be, there's really nothing any of us can do to save Depp's career which has been in a downward spiral for a couple of years now. All we can do for now is pray that he'll somehow be able to bounce back after all of this. Fans can't help but think that there's some conspiracy going on because of the fact that WB's decided to keep Amber on board.

Meanwhile, Fantastic Beasts 3 is slated for release in 2022.

Also Read: Amber Heard's Aquaman 2 Involvement Reportedly in Peril if She Loses Next Trial

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