Johnny Depp went Method at Comic-Con for "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."
He wasn't on the panel with the rest of the cast, but he showed up at the end of the presentation to make a speech.
In the freshly introduced Comic-Con trailer, fans saw a clip of Gellert Grindelwald making a wizard power speech, and Depp returned to that theme for his in-character address to the Comic-Con audience.
Depp was cheered by the Hall H crowd, and stroked their egos in his speech:
"My brothers, my sisters, my friends. The great gift of your applause is not for me but for yourselves. Therefore applaud yourselves. [The audience did so.]
It has been said that I hate the non-magic, the Muggles, the No-Maj, the can't spells. I do not hate them. I do not. I say the Muggles are not lesser, but other. Not worthless, but of other value.
Magic blooms only in rare souls. It is granted to those who live for higher things. What a world we would make for all of humanity. All of humanity. We, who live for freedom, for truth. The moment has come to rise up an take our rightful place in the world."
Then the lights went out and Depp disappeared.
Some "Fantastic Beasts" fans are still not happy with Depp's involvement, and weren't happy about his Comic-Con appearance either. But this movie is just the second of a planned five in the series. Since he and Jude Law don't even have any scenes together at this point in the franchise, we'd better get used to seeing the roles teased out each year.
For now, check out the new trailer and this new poster:
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" opens in theaters November 16.
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