Will Amber Heard star in Harry Potter franchise after Johnny Depp exit? Fans say they'll 'boycott' Warner Bros

The report speculates Heard could be interested in the upcoming Harry Potter HBO Max series too as that would give her a serialized presence onscreen and not just a one-off appearance


                            Will Amber Heard star in Harry Potter franchise after Johnny Depp exit? Fans say they'll 'boycott' Warner Bros
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend the "Black Mass" premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin (Getty Images)

Amber Heard seems to have riled up Harry Potter fans once again after a news outlet reported she is eyeing a role in the franchise that dumped Johnny Depp. While some fans are struggling to believe the news itself, many are threatening to "RIOT" and "boycott" Warner Bros, if the news does end up being true and Heard, gets the role.

The reason for this outrage against the production house stems from them firing Depp from the 'Fantastic Beasts' films in the wake of Heard alleging she suffered abuse from Depp during their short-lived marriage. Depp was removed from the franchise around fall of 2020 after he lost the libel case against The Sun for calling him a 'wife beater' based on Heard's The Washington Post op-ed where she made the allegations without naming her alleged abuser first in 2018. Depp subsequently filed a defamation suit against her as well, proceedings of which are still on. But he also ended up losing several deals including the 'Fantastic Beasts' one which has had his supporters enraged, especially since it was also outed that he too had suffered alleged abuse from Heard.

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Will Amber Heard join Harry Potter franchise?

Warner Bros has however replaced Depp with 'Hannibal' actor Madds Mikkelsen and despite intense backlash from fans, they aren't reportedly looking to budge on that decision. But Giant Freakin Robot reports that Heard is considering wading the wizarding world now that Depp is no longer a part of it. The outlet alleged she is looking to strengthen her association with the company although it's unsure whether she wants to be part of the next film in the franchise specifically. The outlet speculates Heard could be interested in the upcoming Harry Potter HBO Max series too as that would give her a serialized presence onscreen and not just a one-off appearance. 

The outlet also notes that Depp's libel case turning in Heard's favor also contributed to this persuasion. They claim Heard had always been interested in dabbling in the Harry Potter franchise, but not while Depp was still a part of it. With his removal, she now wants to proceed in that direction, side by side gearing up for 'Aquaman 2', due filming this summer. And social media is happy about neither; vehemently calling for Heard suffering the same consequences as Depp for abusing him and allegedly lying all through, Twitter erupted when news of her eyeing the Harry Potter franchise appeared online.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard (Getty Images)

Twitter furious at Amber Heard

It started with a user simply announcing "I. WILL. RIOT." while others complained "NO NO NO! This would be DISGRACEFUL and utterly unfair!" Soon people targeted Warners Bros., with users tweeting "@wbpictures Bring Johnny back to the Wizarding world! If @realamberheard gets hired into a role in the Wizarding world, i see A LOT of people boycotting your studio!" Others asked "So you're telling me that they FIRE Johnny Depp for being a victim of abuse from his monster of an ex and now she's eyeing a part in the Harry Potter universe now that he's gone? NAHHH. I swear they f*cking better NOT." 

Livid fans also tweeted: "OH HELL NO YOU WILL LOOSE MILLIONS IF YOU DO THIS SHIT.... AMBER HEARD DESERVES EVERYTHING THATS HURT JOHNNY'S CAREER. SHE LIED SHE SHOULD BE FIRED... STOP BEING SEXIST ABUSE IS ILLEGAL ON BOTH GENDERS..." There were some however convinced that the news was made up. "The utter ignorance and utter STUPIDITY of this newspaper is astonishing. Holy shit they are STUPID. All I can do is laugh. They have nothing better to do then make up shit," commented a user. Another slammed the news tweeting: "Didn't this rag cover the bullshit story about Turd wanting a Harry Potter role already? Are they making up stories, just for the sake of it?"



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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