Nov 02, 2016 07:53 AM EDT

Johnny Depp Joins the Cast of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them'

By Paula

Johnny Depp will probably wave wands as he became part of the cast of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them." 

He will be part of the sequel which will start shooting next year. The movie's lead character is  Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, who is the author of the book titled "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" that Hogwart students study.

It is directed by David Yates and it is a prequel spin-off of the Harry Potter Series. It is set in the journey of Scamander as he travels in New York City in 1926.

JK Rowling announced in October that there will be five Fantastic Beasts films instead of three. This shock even the cast of the movie, Vulture reported.

Redmayne explained that Rowling has a passion for storytelling. He believes that there's a bigger story that explores the boundaries of good and evil.

He admitted that this can't be seen by watching trailer and clips of the film. He also said that this movie has an epic quality to it even if it's a spin-off movie.

Deadline reported that Depp will have a cameo in the first installment of the movie that opens in November 18.  The movie is set 70 years before Harry Potter can even read books in school.

Before he films the Harry Potter spin-off sequel, he will be part of different movies. He will take part on Murder On The Orient Express directed by Kenneth Branagh and The Invisible Man.

BBC News reported that it is still unknown what Depp's role would be. However, it is certain that it will revolve around the Harry Potter universe.

As of to date, Johnny  Depp  can be seen playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean Series. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will be released in 2017. His fans are looking forward on seeing him in the Harry Potter sequel.

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