No stranger to playing fantasy characters, Johnny Depp looks set to add the role of a wizard to his varied acting repertoire with news that he will star in the second instalment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Author J.K Rowling recently confirmed that the franchise will consist of five films with the first one set to be released on November 18.

The second spinoff Harry Potter film will also be directed by David Yates, while Eddie Redmayne will reprise his role as the protagonist Newt Scamander. At this point, no further details of Depp's role has been disclosed but reports suggest that it will be a significant part.

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