Johnny Depp joins 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

Johnny Depp attends the Black Mass Virgin Atlantic Gala screening during the BFI London Film Festival, at Odeon Leicester Square on October 11, 2015. Photo / Getty
Johnny Depp attends the Black Mass Virgin Atlantic Gala screening during the BFI London Film Festival, at Odeon Leicester Square on October 11, 2015. Photo / Getty

Johnny Depp is about to enter a world of magic.

The actor is set to be part of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in a secretive role according to a Warner Bros. representative Tuesday.

Depp will appear in a cameo in the first film, which opens on Nov. 18, and have a bigger role alongside star Eddie Redmayne in the sequel in 2018.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on Rowling's book of the same name and set 60 years earlier than Harry Potter in 1926 New York. There are five films planned in the Warner Bros. franchise.

Actor Johnny Depp, dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. Photo / Getty
Actor Johnny Depp, dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. Photo / Getty

Depp is no stranger to franchises, having led both the live-action Alice films and The Pirates of the Caribbean, both for Disney.

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