Johnny Depp to receive full salary for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ despite forced exit

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Johnny Depp will receive his full salary for the movie ‘Fantastic Beasts’ from which he was forced to exit.

The actor had only filmed a single scene of the third sequel before he was asked to give up the role. Warner Bros. will give Johnny Depp his entire salary regardless of the amount of contribution he made, owing to a pay-or-play contract which he made with the firm.

Last week, Depp announced on Instagram that he would be withdrawing from the franchise. “I’d like to thank everybody who has gifted me with their support and loyalty. I have been humbled and moved by your many messages of love and concern, particularly over the last few days.”

 

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“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,” he wrote.

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