Johnny Depp's Been Cast in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' So Yeah His Career Is Doing Just Fine

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Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp appears to have bounced back pretty effortlessly following his highly public divorce from Amber Heard (opens in new tab), as news just broke that he's been cast in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.

Obviously, the perennial Tim Burton star is a perfect fit for this franchise (no word yet on who he's playing, BTW), but there was a fair amount of speculation as to how both Depp and Heard's careers would fare following the actresses' accusations of abuse—the fear being that he would continue being cast in big-budget movies, and that she'd be blacklisted.

Unsurprisingly, the internet has a lot of thoughts:

https://twitter.com/papertimelady/status/793616928480735232 (opens in new tab)

https://twitter.com/CarolineSiede/status/793598528757129216 (opens in new tab)

https://twitter.com/SarahSnitch/status/793622085989904385 (opens in new tab)

Fantastic Beasts is obviously a huge win for Depp, but it remains to see how Heard's acting career will progress. She's currently set to star as Mera in Aquaman, a role she snagged before the divorce.

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Fantastic Beasts is obviously a huge win for Depp, but it remains to see how Heard's acting career will progress. She's currently set to star as Mera in Aquaman, a role she snagged before the divorce.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.