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Johnny Depp Fans Call For Fantastic Beasts 3 Boycott After New Trailer Drops

Johnny Depp Fans Call For Fantastic Beasts 3 Boycott After New Trailer Drops

They're demanding everyone refuse to see Secrets of Dumbledore after Depp was replaced with Mads Mikkelsen.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Loads of fans around the world have been absolutely loving the first look at Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore.

The debut trailer has finally dropped for the franchise's third instalment and it's sent loads of Hogwarts lovers into a tizzy.

However, there's one group of people who aren't screaming with excitement and they are Johnny Depp fans.

Depp was famously dumped from the Fantastic Beasts world after shocking and violent details of his marriage with ex-wife Amber Heard were aired to the public.

Mads Mikkelsen was named as Depp's successor to play the villain Grindelwald for Secrets of Dumbledore.

The trailer that debuted this week gave us our first look of Mads in the role and Depp's fans now want everyone to boycott the film.

People also hopped on the boycott campaign to say fans shouldn't support the movie because of its association to J.K. Rowling.

The Harry Potter author who helped create the Fantastic Beasts universe has been under fire for years due to her views on trans women.

It's unclear how much this campaign to boycott Secrets of Dumbledore will affect the movie's performance at the box office.

However, judging from the comments from viewers following the trailer's release, it looks like there are still loads of people excited for the film.

As the name suggests, the threequel will engage fans with Albus Dumbledore's backstory and will give fans a closer look at the adored Hogwarts headmaster.

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros said of the new movie: "Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world.

"Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers.

"But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?"

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is set to be released in the UK on 8 April 2022 and 15 April in the US.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: johnny depp, Entertainment