Johnny Depp will still get his full salary for Fantastic Beasts 3

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Johnny Depp will reportedly get his full salary for Fantastic Beasts 3 after resigning from the franchise.

The 57-year-old actor released a statement announcing his exit from the movie on Friday after losing his libel case against The Sun over claims that he abused his ex-wife Amber Heard.

READ MORE | Johnny Depp asked to resign from Fantastic Beasts franchise

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros will still have to pay the actor his full salary even though he only filmed one scene since production began in London on 20 September.

The publication further explains that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor had a pay-or-play contract which terms state that he be fully compensated whether a film has been made or not and even if it is recast.

The release date of the third instalment has now been pushed back to 15 July 2022, reports Variety.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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