Johnny Depp Wishes For “A Better Time Ahead” After “Hard” 2020 In Holiday Message To Fans


Author: Nellie Andreeva

Johnny Depp, who last month lost his high-profile label case against British newspaper The Sun over an article that called him a “wife beater,” posted a holiday message to his fans on Instagram Saturday. “This year has been so hard for so many,” the Pirates of the Caribbean wrote. “Here’s to a better time ahead.” […]

Johnny Depp Is Asking for a Retrial of ‘Wife Beater’ Libel Case


Author: Just Jared

Johnny Depp wants a retrial.

The 57-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean actor has asked the Court of Appeal to order a retrial of his libel claim against The Sun over an article calling him a “wife beater” amid ex Amber Heard‘s allegations, which a High Court judge found was “substantially true,” Daily Mail reported Thursday (December 24).

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Johnny claims he “did not receive a fair trial” according to the report, and the judge’s ruling is “plainly wrong” and “manifestly unsafe,” via legal documents filed by his legal team with the Court of Appeal.

His barrister David Sherborne has asked the Court of Appeal to “set aside the judgment and order a new trial,” arguing that the judge in the case “failed to examine the evidence and the arguments with the care that the parties were entitled to expect and which a proper resolution of the issues demanded.”

He also said the judge’s findings were “bare assertions without any real explanation for how he reached these serious findings in the face of conflicting accounts of events.”

Here’s how the original case was ruled…

Mads Mikkelsen Reveals If He’s Spoken to Johnny Depp About ‘Fantastic Beasts’


Author: Just Jared

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was recently confirmed as the replacement for Johnny Depp‘s character Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3 and now he’s opening up about playing the role.

In an interview with AP Entertainment, Mads confirmed that he has not spoken to Johnny about taking the role.

“No, I don’t know him,” he said (via The Independent). “I’ve met him once. I wish I had his phone number, but unfortunately that’s not the case.”

He added, “There’s nothing else I can do, to be honest. The only approach I can have is connect the bridge between what he did and what I’m gonna do and then we’ll see what lands.”

Mads previously discussed the film and said, “Job wise, it’s obviously super interesting and nice. It’s also a shocker that it came after what happened, which is just super sad. I wish both of them the best. These are sad circumstances.”

Find out how much money Johnny is making for Fantastic Beasts 3, even though he only filmed one scene that won’t be used.

Johnny Depp Heads To UK Court Of Appeal In Bid To Overturn Momentous “Wife Beater” Libel Ruling


Author: Jake Kanter

Johnny Depp may have lost the battle, but he still thinks he can win the war. Depp is heading to the UK Court Of Appeal in a bid to overturn a High Court verdict last month that The Sun did not libel the Pirates of the Caribbean actor by describing him as a “wife beater.” […]

Mads Mikkelsen Breaks Silence Over Taking Over Grindelwald Role From Johnny Depp


Author: Just Jared

Mads Mikkelsen is opening up about taking over Johnny Depp‘s role in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 3.

The 55-year-old actor stepped into the part after Johnny parted ways with the film and Warner Bros. after he lost his libel case against The Sun earlier this year.

Mads was first rumored to take over the role in early November, but then denied the reports. Now that it has been confirmed he would step in, the Hannibal actor is opening up about how the role will change a bit.

“Well it’s going to be me, so that’s a difference,” Mads shared in an interview with EW. “This is the tricky part. We’re still working it out. There has to be a bridge between what Johnny did and what I’m going to do. And at the same time, I also have to make it my own.”

He added, “But also we have to find a few links [to the previous version of the character] and some bridges so it doesn’t completely detach from what he’s already masterfully achieved.”

Mads also spoke about the circumstances in which he took over the part.

“Job wise, it’s obviously super interesting and nice,” he shared. “It’s also a shocker that it came after what happened, which is just super sad. I wish both of them the best. These are sad circumstances. I hope both of them will be back in the saddle again really soon.”

Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently in production and will be released July 14, 2022.

Petition To Axe Amber Heard From ‘Aquaman 2’ Receives Upwards 1.5M Signatures Following Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Departure


Author: Alexandra Del Rosario

An online petition urging studio personnel to axe Amber Heard from the upcoming Aquaman sequel has received more than 1.5 million signatures. Created by Jeanne Larson, the petition crossed the signature milestone after Deadline reported that Mads Mikkelsen will replace Johnny Depp in the latest Fantastic Beasts film and is addressed to executives at both […]