'Fantastic Beasts' producer David Heyman says Johnny Depp is "extraordinary" as Gellert Grindelwald in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'.
The 55-year-old actor has reprised his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the sequel 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' despite protests from fans over his controversial divorce from Amber Heard in 2016, in which she claimed he'd been abusive towards her throughout their marriage.
The pair later settled their divorce out of court with Amber dropping the charges and donating her settlement to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Both the producers and writer J.K. Rowling have backed Depp and Heyman told Yahoo Movies: "We wanted someone who was extraordinary, who was a little bit off centre, who had the charisma and the power to [match up to] the wonderful adversary [we had with] Ralph Fiennes. Voldemort was someone who was pure -- you know, he knew no love, and he only knew hate. Grindelwald is a different beast.
"There's something about Grindelwald -- he's a seducer -- and he has no problem wielding his wand, as it were."