Petition to Bring Back Johnny Depp to Fantastic Beasts Moves Towards 150k, as Fans Want Amber Heard Fired

Fantastic Beasts 3 saw the departure of Johnny Depp, as Grindelwald, as a result of Warner Bros asking the star to retire himself from the role. Amid these controversial developments, some are reporting that Warner Bros may also reduce Amber Heard’s role in Aquaman 2 as well.  However, fans are now petitioning for Depp to return to the film and fans are also demanding Heard be fired from Aquaman 2.

Despite all of the evidence against Heard, the UK court ruled in her favor. This was a terrible look for Depp, which puts a label on him as an allegedly abusive spouse (again, despite most of the evidence). Depp will likely now encounter more problems finding work. Fans believe that Heard should encounter the same.

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The petition, which was created just 4 days ago, was seeking 150,000 signatures and is already nearing that amount.  Here’s what the person who created the petition said:

Johnny Depp was asked by Warner Bros to resign and leave his role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts 3 movie. This happened because of the verdict of his case with “The Sun” tabloid that was completely unfair. We want him back! Warner Bros should listen to the public or we will boycott the movie!!!

These types of petitions rarely work and it typically takes something much greater to get a studio to change their mind, such as James Gunn’s rehiring for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 or getting Warner Bros to release the Snyder Cut of Justice League.

Warner Bros announced that they will be recasting Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts film series without any announcement about Heard’s participation in Aquaman 2. At the moment, Heard will reprise her part as Mera in Aquaman 2, but according to insider Grace Randolph, the creator of the Beyond The Trailer channel on YouTube, Warner Bros is exploring ways that they can reduce her role.

Warner Bros released a statement, saying:

“Johnny Depp will depart the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise. We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date. ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ is currently in production, and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be recast. The film will debut in theaters worldwide in the summer of 2022.”

J.K. Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, released her own public statement that said:

“Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.”

The Wizarding World has been under a lot of fire the past year or so, with Rowling under fire due to a series of transphobic comments that have turned fans against her. As well, Fantastic Beasts 3 has been severely delayed by COVID-19, star Ezra Miller was caught on camera choking a fan, and now Depp has had to step down.

However, fans have taken Depp’s side after also being dumped from Pirates of the Caribbean and now departing Fantastic Beasts. Both Depp and Heard have been simultaneously viewed as abusers and victims, depending on which actor fans have been rooting for.

Amber Heard is still involved in Aquaman 2, which has equally angered a lot of fans, as they believe Warner Bros isn’t equally handing out punishment. The internet is demanding that she also resign.

71 thoughts on “Petition to Bring Back Johnny Depp to Fantastic Beasts Moves Towards 150k, as Fans Want Amber Heard Fired

  1. I find it ridiculous that he got let go even after him having proof she is the one who was abusive not him , even exes from his past states they were never abused and had issues . He is a great actor and should be able to continue his role , but if he can’t she should be the one fired and let go from aqua man and any other roles in future . She’s horrible person and Depp doesn’t deserve any of this for he did nothing . Praying he keeps his roles and she gets what she deserves

  2. You know Johnny belongs in Fantastic Beasts 3. The movie will flop without him. You should also know that nobody cares to see Amber in Aquaman 2. It will be a sad day for Jason Momoa, because he is a fantastic actor and doesn’t deserve to have his movie fail because of her. Don’t let Amber tarnish two careers at once. So, if you like money, she has to go.

  3. Bring back Johnny Depp hes a great actor and a great guy.If you are going to promote abuse which is what your doing by making him resign then you will loose big we buy the tickets that make you WARNER BROS and we can stop .Sincerely Patricia Healey Johnny Depp Fan Forever

  4. The real question is this: The media has pulled Depp and Heard both through the mill. As it stands. (Even) though Depp stepped down in kind. WB, should consider the Backlash that they may face once the Appeal Process is done. Besides that the evidence is been proven that Heard is just as much if not more abusive than Depp.

  5. Amber Heard is the one guilty of domestic violence. Johnny Depp should not be punished for airing his abuse despite the public humiliation some have shown him and the vicious backlash adding insult to injury. I am proud of him for coming forward. He is a great man who has spread wonderful and generous acts of kindness. Shame on Warner Brothers for asking for him to resign, which he did with tact and grace. He deserves to be reinstated! Warner Brothers needs to remember that us viewers pay thier paychecks. Listen to your viewers… We want Johnny!!

  6. I understand, with the way the world is. However, with all of the other actors who have done horrible things in their life. It would only be right to Hello Johnny Depp to Continue his role. I feel what you have done is Unjust and not right. Wrong is wrong and right is right. Someone needs to stand up for what is right even if your the only one to do it.

  7. If Johnny depp is not in it I am not watching it and neither are a lot of fans bring him back personal life is serrated than the professional life u shouldn’t have taken him out at all if you still decided to take him out you also have to take out amber herd now

  8. Johnny Depp should keep his roles. He is clearly the one being abused. I watched their courtroom interviews. She feels no sympathy for what she’s done to him. Fire Amber Heard.

  9. Love you Johnny Depp! Always supporting you! You need justice! This isn’t fairN men’s feelings matter too!❤️

  10. Where would I go to too vote, this is unfair. Firing a well known actor that’s been in the business way longer then AH. We need justice for johnny!!!

    #fireamber #justiceforjohnny.

  11. Bring him back and the pirates of the Caribbean. I’m not gonna watch either of the movies if he is not brought back

  12. Why does Johnny Depp have to resign and why is Amber Heard keeping her role? I think it’s bs and unfair. Warner Bros should be ashamed of themselves and the lawyers that let Amber Heard get away with it.

  13. As a woman who has lived through being abused I think I can spot someone who has been through what I have Johnny depp is a good man with a great heart and I do believe him without a doubt in my mind….. Why fire him over amber heard I mean why????? U just lost our business aslong as this is how u choose to deal with this. Johnny depp suga I believe u #justiceforjohnnydepp

  14. I have been a fan of jonny since I was a little girl I’m 28 now I would love for him to be in up coming movies as the future holds please get the abusive lady out of office he is my biggest fan an wouldn’t even hurt a fly thank u

  15. I cant comprehend how he lost that case other than the fact that the judge was CLEARLY paid off, and the fact that he has ties with her lawyers has a lot to do with everything.
    Amber Heard is a disgusting person and everyone who’s helped her get away with this can burn in hell with her.

  16. I think it is disgusting that Amber Heard had not been axed, as women who went through domestic abuse I’m ashamed of how Johnny Depp has been treated. Support him not discard him

  17. He’s a kind sweet man and all the evidence points to her sooooo if he goes witch he shouldn’t she should as well

  18. I think it’s not fair at all that he had to resign and not her? Just cut her hours. Whats the difference? She had a little tiny spot on her face but makin it look like he beat her. I know what a spot and beating look like. The ones in court in london who took her side are a bunch of idiots! And money grabbers That’s all I can say about them, they been paid off by her. But it’s his choice at the end of the day. Then I would understand that I wouldn’t want to work with her in the same studio spreading lies around about me either. I think he’s great, he’s not a wife beater at all. So what’s why I’m signing this

  19. Johnny Depp is a good man I don’t believe he deserve to get fired from one job that brings us all joy because one female he decided to date wanted to make him look crazy.!

  20. Jonny Depp shouldn’t be made to resign from role, amber heard is a nasty peace of work , two wrongs dont make a right but you cant punish one and not the other jonny Depp is one of the best actors ,do t let her win

  21. As a victim of domestic abuse I find it offensive that Johnny Depp who is a victim is being punished for being a victim and his abuser is rewarded by keeping her job I will boycotting both movie as will other do to this

  22. Please don’t get ridcof johnny depp. He is a magnificent iron man .if you do then please remind amber from her position because in a court case like this there is always blame on both sides . I prefer to forgive all parties.

  23. at this point he should decline coming back and for with Warner’s brothers, a company that easily tossed him aside KNOWING they and yet kept his ABUSER. However, WARNERS BROTHERS needs to offer him is role back because he earned it and is an amazing actor. His abuser should be fired and the double standard is disgusting. Also due to this poor decision , I’m sure plenty of Johnny depp fans (and I mean PLENTY) will boycott FB3 and Aquaman 2. Which sadly is not fair to the other amazing people who’ve worked hard to make these films. I am a huge fan of HP and FB series but will no longer support if this is how you treat your employees. Also a huge Jason momoa fan and deeply saddened that due to amber I will no longer view the second film. Think about your poor choices and do the right thing.

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