Johnny Depp Surprises Fans At Comic-Con As His 'Fantastic Beasts' Character
Too much has been going on at Comic-Con, we can't even go into it all here. But in short, Aaron Paul dressed up his kid as Heisenberg, the trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters was shown and Tom Hardy told everyone that it was his son who encouraged him to take the role in Venom.
Then, when the crowds probably thought it couldn't get any better, Johnny Depp surprised them for the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald panel.
The actor delivered a lecture in his character which was part villain rant and part fascist speech, according to The Wrap.
Sounds rather appropriate for his character.
It seemed like Depp wasn't to be mentioned yesterday and many thought Warner Bros. had made a decision to exclude him from the panel.
Vanity Fair reported that he didn't arrive when the other stars walked onstage, and they didn't discuss him. Then, in some sort of staged surprise, Depp strolled out in full costume, bleached hair and all, as the dark wizard himself.
Kyle said: "Johnny Depp just came out in character. 'I love you Johnny', screams someone in the audience."
Apparently Depp then left the stage without speaking to anyone or answering any questions.
Depp said: "The great gift of your applause is not for me but for yourselves.
"Magic blooms only in rare souls. It is granted to those who live for higher purposes. What a world we would make for all of humanity. We, who live for freedom, for truth - the moment has come to rise up and take our rightful place in the world."
Whatever you say, mate.
The trailer for the film was also shown at the event alongside the panel discussion. What a treat.
In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Depp plays the dark wizard Grindelwald.
According to People, Depp's casting in the film caused some controversy when it was first announced, with fans questioning why domestic violence allegations made against Depp by his ex-wife Amber Heard didn't prevent him from working on the set.
It was claimed that Depp had been abusive on several occasions, including one incident that she claimed left her in fear for her life.
Heard, also appeared at one of the next panels in support of her movie, Aquaman, which was something fans didn't approve of, considering the 2016 allegations.
Others said that the decision was 'irresponsible' with one adding: "I can't believe that wb [Warner Bros.] allowed Johnny Depp to be anywhere near Amber Heard yesterday".
A third said: "SDCC putting Johnny Depp on the same panel as Amber Heard is fucking irresponsible and gross as it is. The fact that she has a restraining order against him makes it even worse. Unacceptable."
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