It’s been revealed that Johnny Depp will still be paid his full salary for the Fantastic Beasts franchise despite having been ‘fired’ by Warner Bros. This was revealed by a recent article in The Hollywood Reporter, and it’ll definitely please the Justice For Johnny Depp crowd.
It was revealed towards the end of last week that Johnny Depp had been asked by Warner Bros. Pictures to resign from the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. At first glance, this didn’t seem all that good for Johnny Depp, who’d lost yet another role in a Hollywood blockbuster film.
However, it seems as though he might be quite pleased with the deal he ended up striking with Warner Bros. Pictures. It’s now been revealed that he will be paid in full for the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
Johnny Depp will be getting his full salary for the Fantastic Beasts movies
Here’s what was written in The Hollywood Reporter’s article which seems to indicate that Depp will be paid for Fantastic Beasts 3 and possibly even future movies made in the franchise:
Like many A-list stars, Depp had a so-called pay-or-play contract, which requires that he be fully compensated whether or not the [project] is made and even if it is recast. As is common with stars of his level, there was no morality clause in his contract, even though it was amended with each new installment.
The studio will be on the hook for the star’s full salary, even though he only had shot one scene since production began on September 20 in London.
So, this means that he’s been paid his full salary for filming only one scene in Fantastic Beasts 3. Some people have estimated that he’ll make $10 million from this deal. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.
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