AceShowbiz - Many Potterheads apparently find it's disappointing to have %cJohnny Depp% portraying Gellert Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". Upon watching the recently-released "Harry Potter" spin-off, some of audience took to Twitter to complain about Depp's appearance as the dark wizard, which is unveiled in the last minutes of the movie.
Also very disappointed that Johnny Depp was in #FantasticBeasts. Really turned me off and I hope they rethink signing him for future movies.— V (@itskepes) November 18, 2016
I loved Fantastic Beasts but honestly Johnny Depp kinda brought it down for me Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¢Ã�Â¯Ã�Â¿Ã�Â½Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¹Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¯Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â¸Ã�Â¯Ã�Â¿Ã�Â½ other than that, glowing reports all around— Kate (@kateirisf) November 18, 2016
Fans said that Depp's pale-face makeup and his bleach-blonde hair looked similar to his comedic characters in movies like "The Lone Ranger", "Alice in Wonderland" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". "Also very disappointed that Johnny Depp was in #FantasticBeasts," one user wrote. "Really turned me off and I hope they rethink signing him for future movies." Another user said that Depp looked "ridiculous."
Fantastic beasts review: johnny depp looks ridiculous and I hate him #notmygrindelwald— haleigh (@nermionegranger) November 18, 2016
I loved Fantastic Beasts the first time, noticed its MANY flaws the 2nd time (but still liked it?). also unfortunately ... Johnny Depp. ugh.— Lex Croucher (@lexcanroar) November 18, 2016
However, J.K. Rowling and other fellow members of the "Fantastic Beasts" team have assured fans that Depp is the right one to portray Grindelwald. The British author said she was "delighted" by Depp's casting as the dark wizard and that "he's done incredible things with the character."
"He's iconic," producer David Heyman previously told PEOPLE, "He's an iconic actor and we needed an iconic actor to play this part. Johnny's created two or three iconic people, people who are unforgettable. He makes choices, and that was really, really important." He noted, "Johnny can do that. He was an absolute pleasure to work with."
Director David Yates asked fans "to trust" the team behind "Fantastic Beasts". "What you have to remember about Johnny is that extraordinary talent and that talent never goes away," he said. "He's a huge Potter fan. He loves the world. He was beyond excited about working on this material. In fact he didn't even want to see a script, he just said 'I'm in.' "